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Grief Recovery Helping Children with Loss Program – Brooks
September 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$150
Most parents want to do whatever they can to protect their children from painful moments and events that may touch their lives. In trying to “protect” them however, we often do not realize that we are inadvertently passing on to them the same bits of “misinformation” on how to deal with grief that we learned as children.
The creation of the Helping Children with Loss Program, by the Grief Recovery Institute, has made it so now you can learn tools that will not only help your children today, but for the rest of their lives as well. They will also have the proper tools to cope with whatever grief may impact their lives and later to pass on to their children as well. Your participation in this program can make a real difference for generations to come!
This program is not only designed to help parents, but teachers, school counselors and everyone else who has contact with children. These skills can be of enormous value no matter what loss a child has experienced, including, but not limited to the loss a parent, grandparent, sibling, a divorce in the family, or even the loss of a pet.
What this program offers:
Unlike the other programs offered by the Grief Recovery Institute, which focus on taking specific personal loss action, this is an educational program, designed to give you the tools to help children.
This approach allows you to work with a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, certified and trained by The Grief Recovery Institute, in a group educational setting with other parents and people working regularly with children.
Each of these four meetings will last roughly two hours.
Your Specialist will take you through the materials spelled out in “When Children Grieve,” as well as how to actually utilize this information in helping each child with their individual loss issues.
As part of this process, you will work with sample situations you will face in listening to a child and being able to offer effective assistance in dealing with their emotional feelings.
While you may come into this program with a specific loss that has impacted your child in mind, your Specialist will lead you through the process of looking at all of the emotional losses that could touch a child’s heart, and how to help them work through these issues.
Even though you are working in a group setting, your personal focus will be in learning how to work with your own child on an individual basis.
These groups include a weekly commitment to total honestly and absolute confidentiality, so that you can comfortably share your feelings.
Dates: Wednesdays September 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020
Cost: $150/participant , book included
Location: Brooks (address will be provided to participants)
Reminder: this group is for adults, no children will be attending.
COVID PROTOCOLS WILL BE IN PLACE: SOCIAL DISTANCING/MASKS, HAND WASHING, SMALLER GROUPS
If alternate dates are needed, please contact organizer as groups are being added as needed.