Community Seminar: Hope & Healing with Dr. Alan Wolfelt
Tending Your Broken Heart When Someone Dies: Hope for Your Healing
This is an opportunity to learn some essential information that Dr. Wolfelt has learned in his four decades of “companioning” thousands of people in grief. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a best-selling author about how to integrate grief into your life, your living, and your loving. If you know anyone who would benefit from this opportunity to embrace hope and healing, please let them know about this program. We look forward to having you, your family, and your friends join us.
Purpose: Dr. Alan Wolfelt is one of North America’s leading grief counselors and the author of many best-selling books about healing in grief. This compassionate program will acknowledge that loss is an unavoidable part of human life, but it doesn’t have to prevent you from living well. The content of this evening program is based on Dr. Wolfelt’s book, First Aid for Broken Hearts.
Agenda: Among the content areas to be explored in this program are the following:
Broken Hearts: A Broader Framework for Loss
Exploring the “Ripple Effect” of Grief: Loss of Self, Security, Meaning
Understanding the Value of Convalescence
Distinguishing Grief from Mourning
The Unique Influences on Your Grief
Describing Potential Dimensions of Your Response
Identifying the Six Central Needs of Mourning
Understanding Your Self-Care Essentials
Hope for Your Healing: Reconciliation versus Resolution
About the Presenter: Dr. Alan Wolfelt has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. He founded the Center for Loss in 1984 to offer education and support both to grievers and bereavement caregivers. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care. Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief-related topics, offers trainings for caregivers, and has written many bestselling books, including First Aid for Broken Hearts, and other resources on grief for both caregivers and grieving people.