Creating Meaningful Farewells


Time and Date: Tuesday 20th September, 1pm – 3pm NZST

Platform: Zoom (recorded for access after the live session)

Cost: $89 + GST with a discount available for groups of 5 or more



Who should attend this webinar?

Anyone who works in a professional care role or supports people through all forms of grief and loss e.g. Social Workers, Teachers, Counsellors, Doctors, EMT, Corrections, Mental Health, Hospice, Volunteers etc.



This webinar will consider why we have farewell ceremonies and ways we can create them to be meaningful and personal thus helping families and friends with their grief experiences.


Key Learning Points

  • Meeting and making connections with bereaved families & friends
  • Conversations to have
  • Writing and facilitating the ceremony
  • Challenging & traumatic situations, how to manage these
  • Self-care before and afterwards
  • Resources
  • Making friends with death – what does this mean?
  • Planning our own farewell


Q Presenter: Josie Scott

Josie Scott MNZAC, VCANZ works as a counsellor, creative arts therapist and celebrant. She has facilitated many farewell ceremonies over the last 10 years and is a verified member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand. Working in a small rural community means many of the ceremonies Josie facilitates are for people she has worked with or known in another way bringing an extra dimension to her work.