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11th Annual Grief Education Conference
Public Workshop: Thursday, October 8th, 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Navigating Your Grief Journey Using the Five Guideposts
Speaker Daryl Powers
The journey toward healing after losing a loved one can be long and challenging. Misunderstood grief and misapplied solutions can further complicate one’s healing. Hurt can deepen, relationships can suffer, and feelings of hopelessness can grow.
A reliable guide through the storm is imperative!
Join Daryl Powers, as he shares with you the five guideposts critical to finding calmer waters in your storm of grief. Each of the five guideposts are fundamental for the bereaved to grow through healing in a way that is healthy, meaningful and unique to each person.
Daryl’s honest and genuine approach to grief is engaging and his message is powerful. Join this session and depart with sparks of knowledge and inspiration to strengthen you and brighten your journey ahead.
Professional Workshop: Friday, October 9th, 2020 from 8:00am to Noon
The Five Guideposts of Healing to Care for the Bereaved
Speakers: Melissa Minkley, MSW and Daryl Powers
The art of supporting those who grieve life’s losses is deceptively simple yet many of us find it challenging as it demands a healthy balance of head and heart. This approach at times feels counter-intuitive, counter-intellectual and counter-western culture. This interactive workshop will explore the three-legged stool balanced approach to companioning the bereaved along with the use of the five guideposts to assist the bereaved on their journey towards purposeful and intentional healing.
Participants Will Learn….
• Grollman, Earl. Living When A Loved One Has Died. Boston MA: Beacon Press. 1995. The author explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss.
• Hewett, John H. After Suicide. Philadelphia PA: The Westminster Press, 1980. One of the best books on suicide bereavement. It speaks to the emotional reactions of this most difficult death.
• Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People. NY: Random House. 1981. Rabbi Kushner wrote this book in reaction to his 3 hear old son’s diagnosis of a degenerative disease. It is straightforward and shares the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes including our relationship with God.
**For more books on grief, click here for a comprehensive Grief Bibliography**