Suicide Loss Workshop — August 22

Join WinterSpring’s skilled facilitators for an afternoon of support and connection after the suicide death of a loved one.  Peer connection and support can truly make a difference in your healing process.Suicide Loss Survivor Workshop Flyer 8.22.15NOTE: This workshop is primarily an educational event. Call us for suicide loss support resources and information about our upcoming eight-week grief support group this fall. 541-552-0620

Our Next Training Date is Set!


Medford Bereavement Skills Training 10.03.2015

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.)

For more information:  541-552-0620 or

Please download and fill out the Bereavement Skills Training Registration application to reserve your spot.  You may email your registration application to or return it by mail.

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Resources for suicide loss

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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.

And from US News: Surviving a Loved One’s Suicide


“Life After Loss” Support Group

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.”

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Join us for adventure at Camp WinterSpring as we explore and heal. 

  • for 6th, 7th, & 8th graders who have experienced a death.
  • $75 for the weekend, includes food, tents  and adventure equipment.
  • Scholarships available for free/reduced lunch and/or OHP.
  • May 15-17, 2015
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Download form and call:  541-552-0620
  • Sponsored by Patsy Smullin and CareOregon

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Loss and Letting Go — two storytelling events

The Hearth letting goOn 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.

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