Personal Enrichment Program

PEP2

The Personal Enrichment Program is a two day (and two evenings) residential and experiential workshop for bereaved parents who are ready to take the next step in their grief journey.

What the program offers:

The program is specifically offered to people who have experienced the intense grief and pain the loss of a loved child brings and now face the huge task of rebuilding their lives as different people.

It provides bereaved parents the opportunity to move beyond their experiences of grief. It will continue the process of working towards a happier, calmer and more fulfilling life, so parents can look to a future with more confidence.

This residential and experiential workshop is a combination of grief work and self-awareness.

The aim is to:

  • Provide a safe and supportive environment in which you will have the opportunity to reflect on your loss in the context of your life’s journey;
  • Bring an awareness of the contribution other life issues have made to your present way of being;
  • Integrate both the above in exploring options for the future.

Who is this program for?

  • Parents who are at least 12 months away from their most recent bereavement;
  • Parents currently registered for parent supporter training or who are interested in training in the future.

Program Outline:

This workshop is an intense, powerful experience which allows parents to deal with personal issues in a safe, nurturing and confidential environment.

Day 1:

The bereavement is revisited and reviewed. You are offered the opportunity to connect with your memories, past hopes and dreams and to explore aspects of your grieving.

You are then invited to tell your personal story about your child’s death and the impact it has had on your life.

The focus is on your life journey. Identifying the roles you have played and the beliefs you have held which impact, both positively and negatively, on your ability to function as a complete person.

There will be time for rest and reflection and to share an evening meal.

Day 2:

The day is more future orientated as we turn from the past to the present, from the children who have died, to you, the participants.

We will look at goals and direction in life, both explicit and as yet unspoken.

What you will learn:

  • How to look to the future with more confidence, where there is always a place for your child in your life and the increased possibility of living a fuller life;
  • How to gain satisfaction in having confronted difficult issues;
  • How to recognise and applaud your strengths;
  • How to broaden your awareness of your own lives.

Please Note:

  • There is a maximum of 12 participants.
  • Couples will be asked to attend the program at separate times.
  • Completion of this program does not necessarily ensure participation in the Parent Supporter Training Program.

Contact Red Nose Grief and Loss for further information on 1300 308 307.




Last reviewed: 19/12/18