Grieving takes grit. Life needs vitality. Grieving people often struggle to tackle daily tasks and face the world that presents a new and unwelcome reality. With purposeful effort, we can find the strength to get through the rough days and move forward with our lives while grieving. This session will offer strategies to build grit and add vitality to your own life to start or keep moving forward.
Middle Widowed: Hope and Healing for those Widowed 3-5 years
Parenting is hard enough when there were two of you but to find yourself a grieving solo parent of grieving children feels just about impossible!
How do we raise, support and care for our child(ren) after the death of their parent? Where do we find the words to help them navigate their grieve? How do we differentiate between normal childhood behaviour and behaviour of a grieving child? How do we help our children to not only survive this tragedy but to thrive and grow from it?
This workshop will create a safe environment using everyday art materials and the basics of colour theory to help express your individual journey and aid in identifying the back and forth emotions we all so commonly have. This is a fun hands on workshop – with no artistic skills required.
Based on her own life and using colour and creativity, Barbara will share her story of using art and colour to express the day to day emotions she found prevalent after experiencing a partner loss. Please join your fellow campers using art as a way to express our grief.
It’s not about how your person died, it’s about the ongoing traumatic effect that death continues to have on your life. Join Jodi as she expands your definitions of trauma and PTSD and how they impact on your brain and body, as well as tips and tricks to help your identify triggers and journey forward on your path to recovery.
We have all experienced the immediate rejection of our widowed life. The objective is to have participants explore ways to mitigate the worst parts of their widowhood experience and to have people come away with the hope that they can find genuine happiness living a widowed life.
Being widowed is an isolating experience and can be further exacerbated by living in an empty home, all alone. We will be discussing the unique challenges faced by widowed members of our community who do not have the gift of a living legacy of their loved one – children. This workshop is for you whether you were unable to have children with your person, or together with your partner made the choice not to add children to your family. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other campers who share your experience of being widowed without children.