Griefology as a prevention into the justice system is always better than a cure
Presenter: Rosemary Wanganeen
Fee: $100 per person
Date: Wednesday 1 March 2023
Venue: Uniting WA
Griefology as a prevention into the justice system is always better than a cure.
The Seven Phases to Integrating Loss and Grief© ‘founded’ Griefology and can be a detour from entering the justice system. This workshop will explain why we should not disregard Griefology otherwise we risk the rise and rise of the justice system’s statistics. Disregarding Griefology can act as a driving force into crime and imprisonment, similarly, prevent the reintegration back into family and their communities when leaving prison. Participants will appreciate the importance of Australian (1788), English & European history too finding Plato, the Greek Philosopher, who in 388BC coined the phrase ‘grief is not only illogical but it’s a weakness’! Griefology asks the question: has suppressing grief (fear of being labelled ‘weak’) in ancient times become the source of (ancestors) inter-generational suppressed, unresolved grief become the genesis to compounding, and complicating their contemporary descendants’ losses and suppressed unresolved grief plummeting many Aboriginal people, not just into the justice system, but into ‘Aboriginal disadvantage’? Griefology says ‘yes’ so in the context of the justice system, we’ll unpack Phase Two: Unhealed Childhood and Adolescent Violations of the Seven Phases to explain Griefology’s hypothesis that unhealed inner children/adolescents who have been violated and now living in their unrecognised intergenerational suppressed unresolved grief anger that can escalate, can be drawn into the justice system and not by choice, with the following:
- Once violated, each unhealed inner child/adolescent ‘comes into being’ an unhealed inner child/adolescent.
- They remain ‘trapped’ inside at the age they experienced their violation/s.
- An individual can have multiple unhealed inner children/adolescents without understanding their physical body is chronologically aging.
- They remain ‘trapped’ inside the individual as memories of the violation/s.
- Multiple unhealed inner children/adolescents develop their own personalities based on their violation/s.
- When an unhealed inner child/adolescent senses a similar violation is ‘coming at them’ they’ll experience reactive/overactive grief triggers.
- Now, their unhealed inner children/adolescents control their daily lives even triggering recidivism.
Griefology as a system, is a missing link when considering way’s of preventing Aboriginal people entering the justice system and recidivism.
*Please note that the workshop is limited to a maximum of 20 participants