The Continuing Bonds workshops – A huge thank you to everyone who participated! 

Our latest workshop was entitled ‘Bereavement and Archaeology: CPD for psychologists and Counsellors’. This workshop took place online in July 2020.

Material from the workshops can be accessed below:

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This workshop looked at the use of our new CPD toolkit. Our team discussed numerous aspects of the toolkit, including the use of archaeological and ethnographic material to facilitate conversations about death, dying, bereavement and grief. We also discussed models of grief including Intuitive and Instrumental Grief, Dual Process Model, Tasks of Mourning and Continuing Bonds. Materials from the toolkit were discussed during the session, and the workshop incorporated a video section, engagement activities and group discussions.

Our previous Continuing Bonds Project Workshops

We are now busy collating and analysing the findings of our study. In the meantime, please download our Newsletter.

Thank you


The Continuing Bonds Project revolves around a set of four x 1 hour and a half workshops:

Memorialisation & Legacy

9th Nov 2016: 10.45am-12.15pm, De Montfort University

9th Nov 2016: 2.45pm-4.15pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

11th Nov 2016: 10.45am-12.15pm, University of Bradford

29th Nov 2016: 10.45am-12.15pm, Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford

Age & Circumstances of Death

23rd Jan 2017: 11.00am-12.30pm, University of Bradford

24th Jan 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, De Montfort University

24th Jan 2017: 4.00pm-5.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

Images of the Dead

6th Feb 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, University of Bradford

20th Feb 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, De Montfort University

20th Feb 2017: 4.00pm-5.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

*4th Apr 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, University of Bradford*


6th Mar 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, De Montfort University

6th Mar 2017: 4.00pm-5.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

20th Mar 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, University of Bradford


27th Jun 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, De Montfort University

27th Jun 2017: 4.00pm-5.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

28th Jun 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, University of Bradford


19th Sept 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, De Montfort University

19th Sept 2017: 4.00pm-5.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

20th Sept 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, University of Bradford

Treatment of the Dead

1st Nov 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, University of Bradford

7th Nov 2017: 12.00noon-1.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

7th Nov 2017: 4.00pm-5.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester


6th Feb 2018: 12.00noon-1.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

6th Feb 2018: 4.00pm-5.30pm, LOROS Hospice, Leicester

7th Feb 2018: 12.00noon-1.30pm, University of Bradford

In each workshop, a range of archaeological case studies on different attitudes to death and dying in the past will be presented and the floor opened up to discussion on thoughts generated by this material. Recording of the discussion and questionnaires completed by participants before and after the workshops will help to capture the effect (if any) that the material had in facilitating individuals to think differently about death, dying and bereavement in the present.

Get Involved!

For the purposes of the current project, workshops are currently only open to health professionals and students, though there may be plans to extend its reach in future projects.

The first set of workshops, on the Memorialisation & Legacy theme, will be held on 9th November 2016 in Leicester and on 11th November 2016 in Bradford. If you are interested in getting involved, please email us at for further information.

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