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Two grief orientated events
This is a topic that unfortunately is very close to my heart. Having had children die before me and having known such terrible despair, I can honestly say that grief and bereavement can be a confusing, isolating and an incredibly difficult and horrific experience.
The journey with grief can become clearer by literally walking with others. This is very true as I found out - knowing you are not alone in this type of disaster can sometimes help.
They say time heals all, however with some grief, you just learn to live with it, and make the best of what you have left after a disaster.
Tobin Brothers Grief Walk
Now, there will be a walk which will be led by Tobin Brothers Grief Specialist, Samantha Rennie, who has over 25 years of experience in the field of health and grief.
This will be held on Sunday 16th September, 2018, starting out at 1.30 pm. It will depart from Ricketts Point Beachside Cafe, Beach Road, Melbourne.
On this walk, you will discover the hidden metaphors and gifts of walking in nature to ease the experience of grief. This will also allow participants to remember, reflect and honour those that we have loved and lost.
This is a FREE event, however, numbers are limited. To register your attendance, please click on this link, and scroll down.
Art for the Heart This is a FREE Community Service provided by Tobin Brothers. It will be an exhibition of people's art, craft and writings of loss, love and hope.
Grief can be an isolating experience. Expressing grief is often difficult, as people, although well-meaning, tend to "shut you down" as they do not want you to grieve! In many cases, other people cannot handle the grief a bereaved person is feeling.
This has the effect of unintentionally silencing a bereaved person, by friends saying such things as "it's time to get over it."
We all grieve differently, and this type of saying is counterproductive to the bereaved person, even though it is well meaning.
Art for the Heart is a way to creatively express where we are in our grief, by using silent but powerful expression through art, craft and writing.
Each piece of work may be an act of honouring ourselves or what has gone from our lives. The pieces are not about artistic merit but about living from your heart.
These works can also be donated for a silent auction. The funds from this will go to Uniting Vic. Tas. "Working together to inspire people, enliven communities & confront injustice." Some of these works will be available for silent bidding throughout the duration of the exhibition. Anyone attending, is welcome to place a silent bid.
The 2018 Art for the Heart exhibition will be held at The Meat Market Stables, 2 Wreckyn Street, (Corner of Courtney and Wrecklyn Streets) North Melbourne. The exhibition will be open to the public from 6th to 11th October, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily, and entry is FREE.