Grief to Growth

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Grief to Growth

May 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Grief to Growth

From the Organizers

Speaking to a young friend of mine who had just lost his beloved wife to covid -19 left me wondering , what is it that I can say or do to help? Should I probe, should I leave him alone, should I text , if yes when is it appropriate. None of us have all the answers and I am sure we all have the questions.. at a time when we are struck by the enormity of the tragedy and the tragedy has come to our homes, neighbourhoods, communities and to our offices for many of us.

Grief to growth is a small effort by us @Hopeworks Foundation to make these difficult conversations a little bit easy. This roundtable is open to all who would like to make a difference to a family member, a friend, a colleague or a neighbour. Especially in a virtual world, where you can’t even shake hands and express your solidarity, we have to learn to do remotely yet with deep compassion.

This is a note on the panelists, speaker and moderator.So that all of us can become familiar with one another


Agenda :

  • 4.00 p.m. to 4.05 : Brief period of silence and welcoming the audience into the virtual space.
  • 4.05- 4.10 p.m. – Introduction to the roundtable, panelists and supriya and rica.- Jacintha Jayachandran
  • 4.10 to 4.15 p.m. – My  journey from grief to growth by Supriya
  • 4.15 p.m. Rica to take over for the Roundtables
  • 4.15 to 5.05p.m. Themes for discussion and reflection:
  1. What is grief? The science of grief? Stages of Grief. What all can trigger grief.
  2. How do people differ in terms of response to grief ? children, adolescents, adults, elders
  3. What can each one of us who is going through grief do , so that this journey looks ?what are the things we should know?
  4. As a peer or a friend at a workplace how do we support someone who is grieving without being intrusive?
  5. What are some of the things that workplaces can do to make it safe for expressions of grief and for reintegrating the team members? The challenge of working virtually and what are the special initiatives and steps should organizations take to support their team members?
  6. What are the tool kits that each one of us can take in undertaking this personal journey for those of who have lost a loved one and what can we do to support our family, friends, peers and community..

Q&A for 10 minutes – questions and reflections from the audience

Wrapup and closure remarks – Jacintha Jayachandran

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May 21
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


HopeWorks Foundation
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  1. Tanuka

    I’d like to join

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