Understanding Grieving Individuals
Friday, November 3rd, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
Location details are private and will be sent along with your ticket purchase.
-Participants will learn the basics of grief and the grief journey, and explore how to interact with grieving individuals in an effective manner. -An overview of grief will be discussed as well as common cognitive, physical, and emotional symptoms of grief. -Participants will learn why the experience of grief is unique for each individual and situation. -Helpful practices for working with grieving individuals will be presented. *This program has been approved by the State of Ohio CSWMFT Board for 1.5 CEUs for social workers
Out of tragic loss, the seeds of Companions on a Journey were planted more than 20 years ago as a way of providing HOPE, STRENGTH, and HEALING to the bereaved children and families of our community.
With much compassion and care, these seeds have grown and flourished over the years into a beautiful, vibrant tree of love, providing shade, comfort and shelter to many.
When we experience the death of a loved one, our lives often feel as if they’re unraveling. It can be a confusing time, a time filled with a mixture of conflicting and changing emotions.
Each person’s grief experience is unique and quite often it can be difficult for friends and family members to fully understand what we’re going through. It’s a tough reality that at the exact time when we need to connect with others the most, connection can often be so very hard.
This is where Companions on a Journey comes in. Like a sturdy tree, COJ provides us with roots to stay grounded during the storm and supports the growth of new buds of healing with love as we prepare to emerge from winter, working always, within our own personal timelines.
The journey of grief is not an easy one.
It takes us deep inside the depths of ourselves – to our beliefs, our assumptions, our identity, our relationships, and more. Just as storms make trees stronger, you, too, will discover newfound strength as you bravely move forward in your grief — one day, one hour, and sometimes even just one moment at a time.