The stories and ideas we hold about grief individually and collectively can deeply impact how we experience and understand the effect of loss in our lives. In this evening session, we will explore how we walk alongside grief and how we can enhance the ways in which we can make sense of our grief experiences. It is especially important during the pandemic, a time of compounded loss, to reflect on how each of us walks with and carries grief in our own lives and how we can nurture each other and ourselves as we do.
Join us as we gently explore what loss and grief are, current conceptualizations of the experience, and reflect on how we might best tend to each other.
About our Speaker:
Tracy Sutton, MSc, is a Registered Psychologist who has had a lifelong passion for palliative care and grief work. She currently makes her professional home as the manager with the team at Alberta Health Service’s Calgary Zone Grief Support Program.
Areas of research and practice interest include grief/loss, life transitions, hope, oncology, attunement and embodied psychotherapy. In addition to Alberta Health Services, she has worked with post-secondary institutions, non-profit organizations, and private practice. She has been with Alberta Health Services since 2011, and in addition to grief, has worked in the areas of oncology and breast health.