Sep 14

Grief and Loss in Spiritual Companioning with Mandy Cox

Free - $50.00
Date & Time
14 September 2023 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
(UTC+10:00) Australia/Victoria

Registrations Close
14 September 2023 1:00 AM

It is a great joy to welcome Mandy Cox back to WellSpring to offer a Hybrid workshop, focussing on grief and loss in the context of Spiritual Companioning. 

There are two parts:

Part 1: 14 September @ 10am - 11::30am - zoom

An online presentation of some contemporary models and theories of grief, allowing for discussion and exploration of these in a broad context. 

Part 2: 21 September @ 2pm - 5 pm - Ashburton

A face to face workshop that provides space for deeper reflection and exploration of these theories in relation Spiritual Companioning. We will explore grief and loss that Companions may face themselves, that pilgrims may face and that arise within Spiritual Companion sessions.  These may include grief in relation to Covid, ageing, faith and death, as well as the many other presentations that Companions are met with in their sessions with Pilgrims.

Mandy has a strong background in spiritual direction, grief and loss counselling and education, and supervision.  Born in Melbourne, Mandy has lived and worked in the Northern Territory, ACT and now lives in Newcastle NSW with her husband and 2 or her adult children and grandchildren.

Mandy trained as a Spiritual Director at WellSpring in the early 2000’s.  She is also a  registered counsellor and supervisor (PACFA) and Certified Bereavement Practitioner (ACGB).  Mandy has worked in private practice as a Grief and Loss Counsellor and Supervisor as well as providing counselling, case management and group facilitation through workplaces such as Palliative Care (NT), SIDS and Kids (ACT), Victim Support ACT, Coronial Counselling (ACT), Canberra Grief Centre (Co-Director). Mandy was on the team of the spiritual formation program, Listen into Life, through Barnabas Ministries for 7 years, offering input and supervision of students in the program.  Currently Mandy works in private practice at Urban Sparrow Counselling & Supervision Services and at MacKillop Seasons, overseeing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grief and loss education program, Seasons for Healing.

Please do not let finance be a reason you do not come. Please contact us. 

You may choose to sponsor someone else to come, by purchasing an extra ticket at the check out. 


Event Type
Grief and Loss PD
Event Location
WellSpring Centre
10 Y St
Zoom and Ashburton VIC 3147

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