In the Bleak Mid Winter
- Presented by: Charlotte Kearsley Harkness
- Synopsis: Camus wrote that "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer". Charlotte will touch on her professional and personal experiences of loss and grief, and focus on what happens to the sense of self of the person that is surviving.
Loss of love is shattering. We commonly speak of 'losing someone' and yet the person left alive often feels that they have lost themselves, as well as having lost the person that has died. Charlotte will draw on her experience of working with people who have experienced traumatic loss and on her own experience to reflect on the shattering of self that accompanies the death of a loved one. What happens in the depths of winter, frozen in time? How can Camus' words make sense and give us hope?