Grief and loss

Loss and Grief in life and in death, with an emphasis on grieving healthily and learning to replenish our resilience.

Erica Weerekoon | Friday 16 October | 12.00pm to 1.00pm

Erica Weerekoon
Master of Counselling (M. Couns) RNRM; BA(Nursing/Anthropology); Master Health Personnel Education; PGCert Professional Supervision; Member Registered with the NZ Association of Counsellors (MNZAC).

Erica is a qualified counsellor working in the areas of change, loss and grief.

She is committed to supporting others through times of great stress in their lives, and has worked throughout her career in the areas if ill health, hospice and palliative care – firstly as a registered nurse (trained at Waikato Hospital), later in palliative care education (at Sacred Heart Hospice, Sydney and with the NSW Cancer Society) and for the last 25 years as a counsellor (in Sri Lanka & Hamilton).

During the 12 years Erica lived with her husband and family, in Sri Lanka she worked voluntarily as educator and counsellor with the Sri Lanka Cancer Society. She also founded the Cancer Care Service in Kandy, an NGO which provides free counselling and psychosocial care for people living with mouth cancer and their families.

In her work Erica’s special interest is in supporting people coping with loss and change, encouraging self-care and the interconnectedness we have with each other and with nature.

To nourish her mind, body and spirit, Erica enjoys down to earth mindfulness practice, restoring their gully, and planting native trees on her family property at Te Pahu.

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