Grieving The Losses Of Childhood - Counselling

Grieving The Losses Of Childhood


The loss of a stable, loving childhood, safe attachment figures, or the experience of being cherished are not obvious losses. Yet therapists know the cost to their clients when these losses are never acknowledged and never comforted. And because grief is such a painful emotion, the universal instinct of all human beings is to avoid feelings of sorrow. That leaves our clients angry at the failure of their attachment figures or angry at themselves for not being good enough to be loved, unable to resolve their grief because it is too frightening to feel its effects.

How do we help clients grieve without re-opening the wounds of childhood? How do we help them to feel warmly self-accepting rather than reliving over and over the pain of rejection and abandonment?

A mindfulness-based trauma-informed approach to grief and loss

  • Takes advantage of the body to achieve optimal levels of sadness, not too much or too little
  • Increases the ability to tolerate grief
  • Helps individuals to befriend grief and to befriend themselves

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the physical and emotional consequences of attachment-related losses
  • Summarize the practice of “mindful grieving”
  • Identify 2 somatic interventions for regulating the intensity of grief

Providers Terms

  • Your registration includes: Handout, 6 month access to the recording for online training and Certificate of participation.
  • Registration is for individual use only. Links to live webinars and recordings cannot be shared with others.
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  • All fees in Australian dollars (AUD). Fees inclusive of GST.
  • NO SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS on fees or policies are possible.
  • Fulltime student discount – must be fulltime, provide requested details on the online application form, payment for training self funded – income under $AUD50,000
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Super Saver Price

USD $96Book

Early Bird Price

USD $115Book

Standard Price

USD $134Book
Contact Hours:

3.0 hrs

Start Time:

Fri, 16 August 2024 , 9:00 AM

Finish Time:

Fri, 16 August 2024 , 12:00 PM


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Dr. Janina Fisher


Janina Fisher, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice; Assistant Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Credit Provider; former president of the New England Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation; and a former instructor, Harvard Medical School.

An international writer and lecturer on the treatment of trauma, she is co-author with Pat Ogden of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Attachment and Trauma and author of Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation and Transforming the Living Legacy of Trauma.

Dr. Fisher lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on topics related to the integration of the neurobiological research and newer trauma treatment paradigms into traditional therapeutic modalities.

Janina has presented for Delphi in 2010 – 2014 – 2019 – 2021 – 2022 – 2023. Her 2021 – 2022 – 2023 webinars are available On-Demand. She will be presenting again in 2024.

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