Top grief expert offers free counselling workshop to the local public

How do we recover from such magnificent tragedy like the loss experienced by the survivors of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, the tsunami in Indonesia or the war in Iraq? On Saturday, January 28, grief expert and Trinity Western University professor Paul T. P. Wong, PhD, will lead a free one-day workshop on Meaning Centred Counselling (MCC) to work through the loss of one year and bring hope to this new one.

MCC provides the strategy and skill needed to address issues of trauma, anger, anxiety, depression, and addiction. It integrates schools of positive and narrative psychology with wisdoms from the East and West to “transform suffering and cultivate blessings.” What's unique about MCC is its double vision of healing and transformation.

The workshop will provide guidelines to facilitate the personal quest for freedom, serenity and happiness in trying circumstances. It will also demonstrate the ABCDE intervention strategy (Acceptance, Belief, Commitment, Discovery and Enjoying a reduction in symptoms and an increase in well-being).

“My methods have been enthusiastically received in both North America and Asia regardless of race, religion or life circumstance,” says Wong who has just returned from Taiwan where he shared his message of transformation through meaning with Buddhist devotees from Fo Guang University and the Lotus Hospice Foundation.

To register, contact Lilian Wong at 604-888-7511 ext. 3398 or
MCC handbooks will be available for $5.

Event: Personal Meaning Workshop
Presented by Paul T.P. Wong, Ph.D., C. Psych.
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2006
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Block Hall at Trinity Western University
7600 Glover Rd, Langley, BC
Cost: No charge
Contact: For more information, contact Lilian Wong at 604-888-7511 ext. 3398 or

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,300 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 14 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-10-11
Author: Erin Mussolum