An educational workshop presented by Julie Lockhart and Jamie Barton of WinterSpring, and Dr. Kay Lynne Sherman, a psychologist specializing in grief. (Click here for presenter bios.) This training is for professionals who encounter people in grief and prospective WinterSpring volunteers who have background experience with grief work.
Material covered will include:
Education about grief—how does grief express, patterns, duration, outcomes
Bereavement support models, tasks of grief
Complicated Grief for Adults
Use of therapeutic interventions in grieving
How children and teens grieve
Listening, mindfulness, being present; companioning one-on-one
Companioning in groups, group facilitation skills
DSM for licensed practitioners
When: Saturday October 3, 8:30am-5pm
Cost: $75 for training and an additional $15 for CEU’s from NASW, if applicable. (Limited scholarships are available based on need.)
Sadly, we’ve heard that two Jackson County teens have taken their own lives in separate incidences this past week. We have resources to help in the aftermath of such tragic losses. We also wish to share what we can about how teens grieve — whole schools have been affected. Our hearts go out to everyone involved.
Has it been two years or more since you lost your spouse or life partner?
If so, consider being part of WinterSpring’s new “Life After Loss” group, specially designed for those who have moved beyond the initial stages of grief but are still feeling the impact of their beloved’s absence in their everyday lives… This group offers a chance to connect with others who have also traveled some distance down the road of “the new normal.”
On Thursday, March 19, three WinterSpring volunteers will be telling their stories at The Hearth. The theme is Letting Go.
On Friday, March 20, WinterSpring invites people to share their own stories of Loss and Letting Go.
The Hearth — Letting Go: Thursday, March 19, 7-9, at the Temple Emek Shalom (1800 E. Main in Ashland). $5 donation goes to support Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice (who are WinterSpring supporters). Doors open at 6:30. http://thehearthcommunity.com/
Loss and Letting Go — hosted by WinterSpring: Friday, March 20, 7-8:30, at the Ashland Public Library, Guanajuato Room (410 Siskiyou Blvd). By donation. Call 541-552-0621 for more information
This month’s topic is coping with the holidays. Listen as Susanne and Julie discuss their experience and draw from WinterSpring resources for helping those who are grieving through this difficult time. Listen here!