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Free Webinar: Is Grief Upending Your Holidays?
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Is grief upending your Holidays? If so join Dr. Heidi and Dr. Gloria Horsley and Debbie Rambis Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends as they share tips and tools to make the holidays not only a time of hope but also a time of remembrance. Join in the conversation by emailing your traditions and ideas.
 
Please click the link below to watch the webinar, Is Grief Upending Your Holidays? 
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You are invited to a free webinar.  When: January 8, 5 PM Mountain Time

Difficult emotions are hard to shake. Ignoring them doesn’t really make them go away, and rumination just fuels the fire of suffering. During this workshop, you will learn how the physical sensation o

Just finished watching another webinar this morning from Peggy Haymes titled: “How Long, Lord? What Christians Need To Know About Depression”. This short video is good for anyone. The three ma

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The above webinar hosted by Drs Gloria and Heidi Horsley from Open to Hope with guest Debbie Rambis from Compassionate Friends reminding us again how we can get through the holidays by following some suggestions.

* If you have young children try to keep the holiday for them

* Accept a holiday invitation but let a friend know that you might have to take a break so the friend can let everyone know you are all right

* If there is a toast before a dinner include everyone, not just the one who is gone  

* Start a new tradition – make a wreath with some of your loved one’s favorite things on it or light a special candle or make a special ornament to add to the tree

* Find a way to give – there are many 

* Don’t assume that people know what you want – ask for help

* Exercise – grief can get trapped in our bodies – go for a walk

* Rest the mind before bedtime – work a puzzle

* Remember to breathe – there’s an app called CALM – it’s wonderful

* Laugh – it has the same effect as crying

* Don’t isolate yourself – keep some social connections

*  Have self-compassion – hugs are good

* Focus on the positive – it helps rather than being negative

* Don’t drink or use drugs – it will not help

Open to Hope is a good place to find helpful information as you work on your grief.

Compassionate Friends is also a good group – they have closed groups that you can join that focus on each type of loss  

This webinar was recorded and will be available for viewing at a later date

Here's the replay of the webinar. 

 

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From Open to Hope:
You are invited to a free Zoom webinar. 
January 14, 2019 7:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Find out how to summon newfound resilience, courage, strength and faith with a roadmap for healing after loss called “The Five Honorings”. Join mother daughter team, Drs. Gloria and Heidi Horsley and their special guest, Dr. Ken Druck. Dr. Druck is a best-selling author and founder of The Jenna Druck Center Families Helping Families Program. Join the conversation by texting in your questions and thoughts.
 
Please click the link below to watch the recorded webinar, The Secrets of Resiliency and Courage After a Significant Loss With Ken Druck
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Difficult emotions are hard to shake. Ignoring them doesn’t really make them go away, and rumination just fuels the fire of suffering. During this workshop, you will learn how the physical sensation of emotion can be your ally during tough times and even provide you with inner wisdom and insight. Join Heather Stang, author of Mindfulness & Grief, for this free webinar from the TAPS Institute for Hope & Healing and the Hospice Foundation of America.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

If you missed the program or would like to share it with someone, it is available on the TAPS Institute webpage: https://www.taps.org/webinar/2019/meditation-for-coping.

 

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NO DEATH, NO FEAR

A FREE 4-Week Online Course Beginning on January 28th

What if engaging with our fear surrounding death could help awaken us to the gift of life?
Beginning on January 28th, join the preeminent teachers on mindfulness, compassion, courage and end-of-life care for a free 4-week course to help you embrace birth and death in every moment.

Many Western societies encourage us to sweep death under the rug, but what if coming face-to-face with our aversion to death could actually transform us into more resilient, courageous, and compassionate beings for ourselves and for those we love?

Sitting in the truth of what arises in our lives - including grief, fear, and anger - helps us to break apart the quality of our defensive hearts, allowing boundless unconditional love to emerge.    

So how can we create a space where the possibility of finding freedom amidst discomfort can arise?   

This course features the wisdom teachings of Ram Dass, Roshi Joan Halifax, Frank Ostaseski, Robert Thurman and Krishna Das.

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Men, Grief, and Posttraumatic Growth
 
Tuesday, February 12
Noon-1:30 pm ET
Registration is FREE and open to the public.
 
Men often express grief through active and cognitive grieving styles, which can be conducive to the opportunity to experience posttraumatic growth after loss. This program will have a specific focus on how veterans and military families can work towards posttraumatic growth and is appropriate for the bereaved and those who support them, including family members and friends.
 
Presenters
  • Bret Moore, PysD, ABPP, former active duty military psychologist and co-author of The PostTraumatic Growth Workbook
  • Ken Doka, PhD, MDiv, professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of The College of New Rochelle and TAPS Advisory Board member

 

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men helping men through grief- sam feldman and ken levy

February 19th, 2019 by Darwyn M. Dave, Dealing With My Grief
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Sam Feldman and Ken Levy are members of the National Widowers’ Organization. It’s an organization created by Sam to help men deal with their grief by talking about it with other men.

We have a candid discussion about losing a spouse, finding companionship after loss and the act of moving through your grief by sharing your experiences with other widowers.

To listen to the podcast, please click here.

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Passed and Present: New Techniques to Help Grievers Keep Memories Alive
 
April 9, 2019
Noon - 1:30 pm ET
 
Many grievers understand the concept of continuing bonds to help with their grieving process, but they may not have the tools to put the concept into practice. Grief professionals recognize that individuals who honor family and friends who have died, and who proactively keep them present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who don't.
 
Join Allison Gilbert for this informative webinar and learn innovative ways to help individuals remember and celebrate their loved ones who have died.
 
Program Details
  • Individual registration: $25
  • Organizational registration: $50
 
Continuing Education is not available for this program.
 
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Allison Gilbert is an Emmy award-winning journalist and one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on grief and resilience. The author of numerous books including the groundbreaking, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, her stirring work exposes the secret and essential factor for harnessing loss to drive happiness and rebound from adversity.
 
Allison is a sought-after expert, appearing on TODAY, CNN, and MSNBC. She’s been interviewed by Megyn Kelly and appeared at New York Open Center with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Soledad O’Brien, who’ve also been featured on her blog. She’s frequently quoted in print and online, her perspective featured in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and numerous other publications. Allison serves on the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) advisory board and the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) board of directors and presents workshops on loss and healing across the country.
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Join HFA and save 25% off the registration fee for this program
As an HFA member, you'll receive discounts on HFA program and products and gain access to exclusive resources.
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Webinar: How to Manage the Easter Holiday

Dr. Gloria Horsley of the Open to Hope Foundation and Alan Pedersen of The Compassionate Friends with special guest Kay Warren, Cofounder of Saddleback Church discuss the Easter season and grief. How can you take care of yourself and survive the season after a loss.

 

 

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Very good!  Timely after our conversation with Tom.  I was fortunate to be working for a place that was so understanding, my boss had someone who had been through it speak to the employees before I came back to work, about what to expect, how to best handle it, it really helped.

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Join the Grief Chat!
 
Join HFA grief expert Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, as he discusses his latest article, Unmentionables, in HFA’s Journey’s newsletter. Unmentionables, Doka writes, are “certain reactions [to loss] that are rarely, if ever, discussed” in grief research. These private but common grief reactions include jealously and emancipation – “of being freed by death. This is more than relief…Emancipation is far deeper.”
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September 26, 2019
 
1:00-1:45 pm ET
 
Free and open to the public!
 
All are welcome to ask questions, share experiences, and gain insight. 
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Kenneth J. Doka
PhD, MDiv
 
Senior Bereavement Consultant to HFA and recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
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WEBINAR: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF MEDICATION IN GRIEF

DECEMBER 3, 2019, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM EASTERN
LIVE WEBINAR
REGISTRATION CLOSE DATE: DECEMBER 3, 2019

Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar with Dr. Eric Bui will discuss when and how medication may be an effective support to help survivors along their grief journey.

 

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Eric Bui
 
T.H. ERIC BUI, MD, PHDDr. Bui is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders and Complicated Grief Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his MD from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, where he also completed a PhD in Neurosciences. His research focuses specifically on understanding the mechanism and improving the treatment of anxiety and stress-related conditions. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and as Associate Editor of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology. To date, he has published over 150 scientific articles and book chapters in the field of anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, complicated grief and related disorders, and has served as editor of a textbook on Grief Reactions and a co-editor of a textbook on Anxiety Disorders.

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This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available for this program. 

 

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From Dr. Terri Daniel:
FREE!
Mini-Workshop
Sunday, November 17, 2019
4:00-5:30 pm Pacific Time
 
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Being Present with Grief 
During the Holiday Season
For many bereaved individuals, the winter holidays are full of sadness because loved ones who have died are no longer present. But grief isn't only about losses due to death; there are many different types of losses -- such as divorce, illness or financial crisis -- that can come into sharp focus during the holiday season.
 
This experiential mini-workshop will introduce you to unique healing tools not typically found in traditional counseling or support group settings. You'll learn to create personal healing rituals to honor the grief journey, and practices to help you embrace impermanence while recognizing the spiritual gifts of grief.
 
Click HERE to register for this workshop

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In-Depth 5-Hour Workshop
Sunday Jan. 5 and Jan.12
4:00-6:30 Pacific Time
Grief as a Mystical Journey
 
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For those mourning a loss of any kind, or for professionals working with loss, trauma and grief, this workshop provides a rare emotional and spiritual earning experience via interactive processes and sacred rituals for navigating the grief journey. 
 
Participants will be led to deeper healing by moving toward internal transformation as opposed to focusing on external events. We do this through guided meditation and gentle body work, along with ritual and ceremony, which gives form to the formless and converts unseen healing energies into practical tools.
 
 
Two online sessions:
Sunday, January 5
Sunday January 12 
4:00 - 6:30 pm Pacific Time
 
Click HERE to register for this workshop
 
5 Continuing Education hours for
counselors, social workers, RNs and more!
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Live webinar
 
November 20 | Noon–1:00 p.m. ET
 
For many families, the death of a loved one brings not only tangible losses but also ones that are more intangible or “secondary.” These secondary losses can feel especially difficult during the holiday season, as families face an empty seat at the Thanksgiving table or changes in a cherished holiday ritual.
 
Join Dr. Kenneth J. Doka to discuss how these losses impact one’s grief journey and some strategies for coping with them. 
 
Presenter: Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, MDiv, TAPS Advisory Board Member

 

 

 
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Grief as a 
Mystical Journey
An Online
Mini-Workshop
 
 
MAY 28, 2020
 
11 am Pacific
1 pm Central
2 pm Eastern
 
 
 
For those mourning a loss of any kind, or for professionals working with loss, trauma and bereavement, this workshop provides a rare emotional and spiritual earning experience via interactive processes and sacred rituals for navigating the grief journey. 
 
Experience deeper healing by moving toward internal transformation as opposed to focusing on external events. We do this through guided meditation and gentle body work, along with ritual and ceremony, which gives form to the formless and converts unseen healing energies into practical tools.
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Facilitated by...
 
Dr. Terri Daniel, CT, CCTP is an end-of-life educator and pastoral counselor certified in death, dying and bereavement by the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and in trauma support by the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
 
Terri conducts workshops throughout the U.S. to help the dying and the bereaved find healing through meditative, ceremonial and therapeutic processes that focus on inner transformation rather than external events. Her work is acclaimed by physicians, hospice workers, grief counselors and clergy for its ability to help grieving individuals discover a more spiritually-spacious understanding of death and beyond. 
 
Terri has a BA in Religious Studies from Marylhurst University, an MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University, and a DMin in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the author of four books on death and the afterlife, and is also the founder of the annual Afterlife Awareness Conference. 
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Event: Grief Conference – Finding Hope During Uncertain Times
Date: June 22, 2020
Time: 8:30 – 4:00 PST

Make sure to RSVP on Facebook + Share With Others

 

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Day of Hope and Healing
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Online International Day of Finding Hope During Uncertain Times-Grief Conference
 
 
Online International Day of Coping with Grief
 
We are excited to bring together an esteemed group of leaders in the field of grief and loss to participate in the International Day of Hope and Healing After Loss, this is a first-of-a-kind, virtual experience bringing together major organizations and leaders in the field devoted to supporting the bereaved. Our mission is to provide an uplifting day of hope and healing to those grieving the loss of a loved one, a loss made more difficult due to this pandemic.
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Join us this Sunday, August 16th from 5 pm - 6:30 pm PST/8 pm - 9:30 pm EST for our monthly virtual Option B Dinner Party meetup with the author and founder of grief.com, David Kessler.

Our August event is an extension of Option B Dinner Party, a program dedicated to helping those who are grieving find community.

During August 16th’s open-to-all event, we will kickoff with a conversation with David in the company of others for whom grief is personal. He will share his own experience with grief, as well as insights from his new bestselling book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief.

This conversation will then be followed by small, peer-led groups. In our breakout dinners, participants will have a chance to share stories and reflect on loss and life after loss.

We are so grateful to provide this opportunity for you to connect with others around grief. We hope you can join us in our virtual meetup this weekend!
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Festival Of Hope
Soaring Spirits International FESTIVAL
Sun, September 13, 2020 @ 08:00 AM — Sat, January 09, 2021 @ 06:00 PM (PDT)
 
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We are delighted to share with you a new program designed to walk with our widowed community through all of the end-of-year rituals, holidays, and experiences that are a traditional part of ending one year and beginning a new one. The current global climate is likely to add to the already significant challenges our widowed community faces of missing our people during the winter months and the assortment of holidays and traditions that accompany this time of year. 

 

Your Soaring Spirits family has designed a unique eighteen week program which will include a theme for each week, video descriptions of the ritual or tradition being acknowledged created by one of your widowed community members, a hosted weekly Zoom event relating to the theme we are exploring, weekly entertainment, traditional recipes, and of course our Holiday Hope tips for making our way through the end of 2020 (and the beginning of 2021 with intention in the company of our widowed community). We are super excited to be recognizing and exploring a huge variety of traditions and customs, beginning with celebrating the tradition of welcoming sweetness into the year ahead during Rosh Hashanah, and ending with ushering in the New Year of 2021 with intention. We will include themes associated with the Fall Equinox, Yom Kippur, Canadian and US Thanksgiving, Veteran’s Day, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos, Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and we are even throwing in Festivus for a bit of fun! Our intention is to support YOU through the holidays and rituals during which you may be especially missing your person, and during a time when you may not have access to your usual avenues of support and encouragement. 

 

Registration is open now, FREE of charge, and available to anyone who would benefit from this type of support. Feel free to share this event with your friends and families - we would love to encourage and uplift as many people as possible with this inclusive, meaningful, community event. 

 
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8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
 
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January 08, 2021 @ 12:00 am
 
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