Enjoy a morning yoga session with your fellow campers!
Seasoned Widowed: Community Building for those Widowed 5 years and more
Every widowed experience is different, and yet the way the person you love died may influence how you grieve. At Soaring Spirits we’ve discovered that connecting with other people whose loved one died in the same way as yours offers a unique and powerful comfort as you move through your grief.
We Have a Widowed Person for That is a place to find others whose lives have been altered in some of the same ways as yours. Sudden loss, long or short term illness, suicide, accidents or deaths complicated by addiction or mental health struggles: this portion of our website offers videos, resources, books, and group connections that facilitate the exploration of topics unique to the type of death your loved one(s) experienced, and how that death experience influences your healing.
Keep the connections going in Widowed Village at http://widowedvillage.org
This workshop will offer support for widowed people whose partners died by suicide. We will discuss coping strategies, offer psycho-educational information and provide time and support for participants to meet and interact with others in similar situations.
Moderator: Greg Mais
This workshop is focused on the needs of our widowers, and offered just for the men at camp. We will explore a variety of topics relating to being male and widowed. What are the challenges widowers face that are unique to the men in our group? How do you handle the people in your life who want to quickly connect you with a new partner? Have you been told you are grieving too long or too much? No topic is off-limits, and your thoughts, comments, and questions are welcome.
For people who want help envisioning a new future, re-establishing their personal and professional identity and discovering career possibilities that integrate what is most meaningful to them.
After losing a spouse you may have to go back to work or decide you want to change careers. However, the idea of relaunching your career after loss can be overwhelming. You may be struggling to figure out what to do next. You didn’t plan to be in this situation, and you don’t know how to start or what to do. At times you may be feeling overwhelmed. Confusion, doubt and fear have crept in, and you’re stuck. The good news is you can learn how to figure it out and take action. In this session, based on my experiences as a career counselor and widow, I will guide you through steps you can take to move from surviving to thriving in a career that is personally satisfying and meaningful.
Join Jodi Skeates, the founding Director of Soaring Spirits Canada and the Chair of its Board of Directors for opening remarks.