How is grief different for the introvert? What additional challenges come up for those who experience the world from the inside out? In this workshop, we will explore what some of the additional challenges are for introverts in grief. We’ll look at what grief adds to the mix and explore small steps on how to tend to our particular needs as an introverted person in grief.
Middle Widowed: Hope and Healing for those Widowed 3-5 years
Help! My Brain Isn’t Working: Utilizing Organizing and Productivity Hacks to Manage Your Life
When your loved one dies you may feel that you’ll never be functional again! In this workshop we will explore how to deal with the logistics of loss with a broken brain, utilizing organizing and productivity hacks. You CAN get your mind and space organized.
Eeking out Happiness
An interactive approach and discussion of happiness with techniques to a happier life, while respecting grief and the obstacles it presents in the aftermath of losing one’s partner.
Love After Loss
Moderators: Holly Wagg & Sean Boileau
Can you imagine yourself on a date? Do you even want to start dating again? What will your family and friends say when you decide to start dating again? Does it matter? What happens if you start dating and it doesn’t work out? What are your best hopes and worst fears about falling in love again? Join us for a panel discussion where you can hear from couples navigating these issues.
Dealing with Anger
Anger is an emotion that often comes with grief. It is identified as one of the five stages of grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Many mistakenly feel badly about feeling angry, not knowing that it is a necessary path along the grief journey towards healing. Some people do not realize that they are angry or even recognize the anger. This workshop, “Dealing with Anger”, delves into identifying anger, dealing with anger, and transforming anger into acceptance.
Grief, The Energy Body, and The Healing Benefits of Reiki
We are all made up of several different “bodies” – our physical body, our energy body, and our mental body, each of which experiences grief in different ways.
After the death of a spouse or partner, it’s common for our energy centers to be totally depleted while also being thrown completely out of alignment. Reiki is a Japanese healing modality that dates back to the 1920s focused on the balancing of our energy centers, or “Chakras.” Through learning more about the chakras, what they each represent, the feelings that are associated with them, and where to direct our energy as we heal, we afford ourselves a deeper understanding of the effects of grief that are sometimes hard to explain.
Topics will include an overview of the energy body and chakra system, a deep dive into each of the seven energy centers, how to protect our energy as we grieve, and how practices like Reiki can be supportive as we walk through our grief.