April 20th & April 21st

Rediscovering Purpose Beyond Grief

Join us at Bermingham Farm for two days of reflection, learning and connection that will result in you using your experience of grief to find value in your life. You will be supported to engage with yourself and the world around you in a way that nourishes you and honours your lost loved one. Facilitated by clinical psychologist and fellow grieving human, Dr Veronica Johnston, and hosted by Gorgi Coghlan.

Losing a loved one can have the ability to completely change the world as we know it. We may be left feeling vulnerable, uncertain of ourselves, and unsure how to move forward. Often the pain and distress we feel leads us to try to get rid of the pain and stop the memories of our loved one. But what if I told you that what is most helpful at this time is to move through the pain not go around it? And that it is completely possible to live a valued, purposeful life through enhancing the connection to, and memories of, your lost loved one? And that it’s absolutely possible for you to find joy again in the world? 


A death of a loved one will always bring about pain, that can’t be changed, but often we can add unnecessary suffering to our experience by the way we respond. This workshop will provide a compassionate, connected space for you to allow your grief to be seen and validated by others who have first-hand experience of what you’re going through. It will provide space for you to reflect on the meaning you have created around the loss of your loved one and explore your personal experience of the grieving process, in turn, helping you identify the areas where healing still needs to happen. Together, we will walk the delicate tightrope between the light and dark elements of grief learning how to find calm in the midst of this change.  




 This weekend workshop is for anyone who has lost a loved one and feels stuck in the grieving process; for anyone who feels unable to move forward with meaning; for anyone who feels they’ve lost themselves and their value through the process of grief. Learn how to enrich your life again. 

 By the end of the weekend workshop, you will have a toolkit of strategies to help you;  


*Tolerate distressing moments and memories,  

*Regulate your emotional experience,  

*Change the language you use with yourself to reduce your suffering,  

*Communicate more effectively with others,  

*Navigate workplaces and talking to kids about grief 

*Find moments of vitality in your everyday 





 9:30am:  arrive at Bermingham for a cuppa and connect 

10am – 12pm:  sharing our stories and morning workshop with Veronica (including a short morning tea) 

12 – 1pm:  delicious lunch 

1 – 3pm:  afternoon workshop with Veronica  

3-3:30pm :   Afternoon Tea 

3:30 – 4:30pm:   reflection and nature activity with Veronica 



 9:30am:  arrive at Bermingham for a cuppa and connect 

10am – 12pm: nature activity and morning workshop with Veronica (including a short morning tea) 

12 – 1pm:  delicious lunch 

1 – 3pm:  afternoon workshop with Veronica  

3-3:30pm :   Afternoon Tea 

3:30 – 4:30pm:   reflection and closing activity with Veronica

April 20th & April 21st

$495 (plus Eventbrite processing fee)

We do not refund tickets however you can transfer your ticket. Please notify us 2 weeks in advance by emailing at [email protected] with the workshop date and who you are transferring the ticket to including the person’s email and mobile. One transfer option is allowed and must be taken within 6mths of your first booking. If less than 48 hours transfer notice provided, there may be an additional fee incurred to cover venue/catering charges.

Veronica Johnston

Veronica holds dual qualifications as a clinical psychologist and registered teacher. She has over 15 years experience working with children and adolescents, providing emotional, educational, and behavioural support to her clients as well as their family and schools. Veronica also has a passion for women’s mental health and works with many adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

Veronica works to support anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment disorder, grief and loss, behavioural difficulties, parenting support for families, neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD, ADHD), relationship issues, school or peer related difficulties


Gorgi Coghlan

Gorgi, along with her husband Simon and daughter Molly-Rose, has always had a vision for their beautiful property Bermingham to help heal people in their personal well being journeys.  The Lunch and Learn series at The Stables is an exclusive opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and take in the beautiful surrounds of more than ten years of passion and vision at Bermingham Farm.  Gorgi will be hosting the events and introducing you to the incredible team of professionals she has lined up for this unique experience.

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