April, 2024

27Apr9:30 AM12:30 PMNACC Workshop: A Practical Approach to Grief and Bereavement (April 2024)Hybrid9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Event Type:Workshop Contact Hours: 2

Event Details


“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C. S. Lewis

The death of a significant person in our life naturally brings about emotional, physical, and spiritual pain. Despite the comfort from Scriptures of our certain hope of eternal life with God, encountering such pain of loss all at once can be overwhelming and may leave one stuck and defenseless.

Grief is complex. Everyone experiences and handles grief differently. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. The impact of grief depends on factors such as personality, environment, and the loss itself. Sometimes grievers hide their pain because they are expected to be strong, and they fear others may feel uncomfortable if they share their struggles.

They may long for a quick fix but there is not one. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross asserted the reality that one will grieve forever:
“You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”

Religion, spirituality, and views of the afterlife are important to the client’s process. If not dealt with properly, any unresolved grief issues can have negative and long term effects on the happiness of the griever.

Grief counseling may help a griever to work through the various stages and range of emotions felt after a loss. Helping them explore pre-existing, current, and potential belief systems can help them make meaning of the loss and find a sense of peace.

At the end of this workshop you will learn:

  • The understanding of grief and loss
  • The issues and factors in grief
  • Practical approach in management of grief

Dates: 27 April 2024

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Venue: Glad Tiding PJ
via ZOOM (for out of Klang Valley Participants)

Registration Fees

  • RM70 (for members)
  • RM50 (for members who sign up full LCC course)
  • RM100 (for non-members)

NACC Contact Hours Awarded: 2 hours
(This is the part of the 60-hour Certificate in Lay Christian Counselling [LCC])


  • Online registration at www.nacc-malaysia.org
  • Registration via email and Online Transfer to Bank account, with your full name and membership number (if any) to:
    Name: National Association of Christian Counsellors,
    Malaysia MBB A/C No. 5122 3134 8681

Contact Hours



(Saturday) 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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  • Lillian Bulan-Dorai

    Lillian Bulan-Dorai

    Lillian is Head of Family Life, the family and counselling ministry of FGA KL. She is a certified and licensed counsellor. She holds a Master of Counselling and MA in Pastoral Counselling and is certified in Family therapy, Couples therapy, Trauma therapy and Critical Incidence and Stress Management. Her passion is to create opportunities to build healthy and godly relationships, integrating spirituality and psychology in her family and counselling work. She has been facilitating therapeutic group work like grief groups for many years, finding fulfilment in training and mobilizing others to serve God in counselling and family ministry. She enjoys good coffee, and loves the natural outdoors and hopes one day to incorporate nature therapy as part of her practice. Lillian is married to Dorai Manikam, an elder of FGA, and they have three lovely daughters and two sons-in-law.