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.
Newly Widowed: Help for the First Year of Widowhood
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.
Grief and Ritual in a Secular Age
Nearly one quarter claim “none” as their religious affiliation with nearly a third reporting they seldom or never attend church. Historically, faith traditions helped the grieving with structure and ritual that provided comfort, community, compassion, and a way to seek meaning in what might otherwise seem meaningless. How then are those of us without a strong faith community able to find support after the death of a loved one? Creating personal rituals can be one way forward.
Different After You
When our world is turned upside down by death, grievers are frequently encouraged to “get back to normal.” But how? There is nothing “normal” about the person we love being physically missing from our lives. What if instead of trying to recreate the past or even accept a new normal, we allow ourselves to be changed? When we integrate our person into our lives and acknowledge the change in perspective that grief provides, we can stop fighting our pain and start creating a life for the self that was born through tragedy. Join Michele Neff Hernandez, Soaring Spirits International CEO, author, widow, and advocate for a conversation about honoring what was in order to welcome what can be.
Building Resilience in Grieving Kids
I am sure we have all stayed awake at night wondering how the death of our kid’s parent is going to mess them up! We wonder if our support is enough and if we could be doing more. I know I was pretty sure I had scarred my kids for life…but 16 yrs later they have grown into amazing young adults ready to take on the world!
During our time together, we will discuss what resilience is, how we can foster it in our kids and how to support ourselves, their parent, during the grief journey.