2017 Annual Grief & Loss Seminar

17 June 2017

O’Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale Street, Wilston (Brisbane)

This year’s theme was ‘Gift of Your Greatness’ with keynote speaker Susan Ball. Susan’s presentation highlighted how we can unlock the gifts of our own greatness, and begin to live authentically from a place of joy and hope. Through connecting from the heart and through story-telling, we can strengthen our emotional, spiritual and physical wellness.

Workshops were well attended and most participants gained helpful insights.

The new venue this year proved very successful with many positive comments from participants.

Many newly bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents, along with friends and support people attended for the first time this year and during the breaks were able to connect and share their stories.

Some of the many positive comments from people who attended:

The day was beautifully run – support person
The best seminar! – bereaved parent/sibling
Thank you for a very informative and useful seminar – bereaved grandparent
Well organised and conducted – bereaved parent
Fabulous venue, parking, food etc. – bereaved parent
Excellent and very professional – bereaved parent
The crystal bowls and choir were beautiful – bereaved parent
It was fantastic – bereaved sibling
A lovely introduction to TCF – valuable learning and networking, thank you – professional
Such a wonderful and informative experience – bereaved parent

Before the seminar commenced we had a special presentation by Kerry LeBoutillier. Kerry and his wife Donna are the bereaved parents of Aaron.

Kerry’s local chapter of the Masons raised over $800 and this was met $ for $ by Hand Heart Pocket – the Charity of Freemasons Queensland https://handheartpocket.org.au/ resulting in a donation to TCFQld of $1632.00.

Thank you very much from all at TCF for your donation which will be much appreciated in our ongoing support for bereaved families.

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