“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it...You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Loss, Grief, & Trauma: The Gift of Full Presence A Training for Helping Professionals February 7 & 8, 2020
This two-day experiential and empirical workshop is for clinicians, therapists, counselors, clergy, health and medical professionals, anyone who supports the bereaved. The ability to be fully present with those in grief is often uncommon in our culture. Join author and licensed therapist Karla Helbert for these two days to begin learning to cultivate this ability skillfully and compassionately. This mindful and evidence-based training approaches grief as a natural and normal process, encouraging those in the helping professions to learn ways of supporting the bereaved in compassionate, creative ways.
Attendees will receive an overview of grief and loss, as well as traumatic grief. Learn what defines grief, as and traumatic grief, and the myriad ways individuals living with traumatic grief are impacted: how we each grieve differently, how family systems can be impacted, ways our culture responds to grief, and how you can support your clients in acute, as well as long-term, grief. Additionally, you will learn ways that a compassionate model of treatment and care, informed by empathy as well as current research, builds bridges to those in pain while also helping you to guard against vicarious trauma. You will gain skills to support yourself as well as your clients in this sacred work.
The training includes experiential and didactic learning through lecture, expressive activities, film, discussion and a panel of bereaved people who will share their experiences in grief.
12 NBCC contact hours for counselors available
$275 for the 2 day training. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily Please email Carrie@richmondcreativecounseling.com to register