The Grief Summit: Grief Counseling and Treatment in a Pandemic of Loss
April 29-30, 2021
Today’s grief has been amplified by the trauma, isolation,
and anxiety created by the pandemic.
And a wave of grieving clients is headed your way...
Handle it with confidence after attending the FREE Grief Summit on April 29-30.
BONUS - earn 12 CE Hours. The host, PESI, believes this training is so
important, they are giving it away at no cost!
Register for FREE at: www.pesi.com/griefsummit
Grief Retreat: A Weekend of Healing and Hope, Hosted by the Grief Guru
Friday, April 30, 2021 4:00 PM EST to Sunday, May 2, 2021 1:30 PM EST
Register for the Grief Retreat and experience a weekend of Hope and Healing by the Grief Guru and Facilitator Team. You will be staying in paradise at a beautiful Airbnb home in Bonita Springs, Florida, with a pool and a beach trip. Kelli Nielsen, your host, is thrilled to spend this weekend with you and share her 5 step Grief Relief process. After losing her mom to suicide and then her son to a drug overdose just a year and a half later, she developed this process to facilitate her own healing and now shares these keys to recovery with people around the world.
Bring your confusion, bring your pain and leave with a plan and process for loving your life again!
In-Person Option: includes accommodations, meals and course material. Twin or double queen beds.
Early Bird Price $399. After March In-Person price goes up to $449. Register by the end of March for
Early Bird Pricing. Payment is due in full at time of registration and refunds are not available due to nature
of event. Spots are limited to 10. If you have questions or want to register for the in-person option,
email Kelli at Kelli@thegriefguru.com
Early Bird Price Virtual Option is $149. After March the Virtual Option price goes up to $249.
Payment is due in full at time of registration and refunds are not available due to nature of event.
For more information or to register for the Virtual Option visit https://thegriefguru.teachable.com/p/grief-retreat
Journey to Hope: Virtual Young Adult Grief Support Group (NO COST)
Via Zoom from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Mondays, June 7 - August 2, 2021
If you or someone you know is a young adult (ages 18-30) who is looking
for tools to help journey through the grief process, please check out the
2021 Virtual Young Adult Grief Support Group, Journey to Hope, from
Highmark Caring Place. This virtual/social setting is designed to be an
educational support group focused on empowering young adults to
learn how to navigate their “new reality."
For additional information or to RSVP,
or call 866-212-4673 or 814-871-6868.
Black Balloon Day
March 6, 2021
Across the United States, on March 6th, families and loved ones remember and celebrate the lives
lost to overdose. This day has become known as Black Balloon Day. Black Balloon Day has become
a national and international event, bringing awareness to overdose deaths.
As with many things with the opioid epidemic, Black Balloon Day began with a family’s loss. Diane and Lauren Hurley began Black Balloon Day in remembrance of Greg Tremblay. Tremblay, a father of four, is the son-in-law of Diane and brother-in-law of Lauren and died of an overdose when he was 38 years old on March 6, 2015.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic. Americans are more likely to die of an opioid overdose than they are from a car accident or by a gun. Black Balloon Day helps create awareness around the important issue of providing support to those struggling with substance use disorder and their loved ones.
Overdose Lifeline has made a practice to release virtual balloons each year on #BlackBalloonDay
and they encourage everyone to do the same. If you wish to participate and share your loved one’s name
and/or story this year on March 6th, simply follow the steps outlined at https://www.overdoselifeline.org/events/black-balloon-day/
The Overdose Lifeline is a non-profit with a mission to carry the message of HOPE to individuals,
families, & communities affected by the disease of addiction.
Follow them on Instagram at @overdoselifeline and visit https://linktr.ee/overdoselifeline
Healing After Loss 2021 Summit
March 8th - 12th, 2021 at 8:00 AM MST.
The Healing After Loss Summit is a FREE summit for survivors of suicide
loss to connect with experts and professionals who can help them heal,
but anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The 5-Day Summit featuring 20+ Grief & Wellness Experts, is meant to
help you get next steps, find support, get tools thatwork for YOU &
begin your healing journey. The summit takes place
LIVE inside of the private Facebook Group at 8 AM MST daily.
If you are interested in joining please register to reserve your
FREE spot at https://tinyurl.com/HealingAfterLoss
Gloom to Bloom Coaching is Hosting a March "Grief Tea" Event
March 07, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM EST via Zoom.
"Grief Tea" is a safe community space for grievers.
Each month gathering opens with a discussion question to jump start conversation.
No need to share if you're not feeling up to it!
It is a place to laugh, cry, listenand reflect.
Bring on the cozy vibes with your favorite warm beverage and join us.
Register at https://cjclarizio.wixsite.com/gloomtobloomcoach/event-details/grief-tea-group-march
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Nampa, Idaho Grief & Loss Support Group
Starting on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 7:00 PM-8:00 PM MST
First United Methodist Church (GPS room/portable),
2717 12th Ave. Rd., Nampa, ID 83686
Group will be held on the following dates:
March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
April 1st, 8th, 15th, & 29th (NO CLASS Thursday April 22nd)
May 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
This group is in person so attendees will need to wear masks and agree
to appropriate social distancing to participate (Keeping 6 foot distance
from others). Due to Covid-19 safety precautions the number of people
allowed into the group is limited to the same 10 people, all of whom
will be screened for Covid-19 symptoms.
This is a "closed group" meaning that there are no drop-ins and you
will need to pre-register. For more details or to pre-register, please email
Bonnie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to leave a phone number where she can contact you to determine
if this group is a good fit for you.
Coping With Guilt When You're Grieving Webinar
March 16, 2021 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
Guilt is one of the most common emotions to experience after loss, but it can be the result of good people being much too hard on themselves. Although sometimes there really is something worth feeling guilty about, guilt can also result from good people being much too hard on themselves. We can sometimes expect way too much of ourselves and beat ourselves up when we don’t fulfill those expectations. It’s important to notice this kind of thinking when it occurs, because it can stand in our way of healthy grieving. In this webinar, Dr. David Feldman
will discuss common ways we can be way too hard on ourselves after a loss, along with tips about how to be kinder to ourselves. Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this webinar is free
and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.
Register at https://www.taps.org/webinar/2021/grief-and-guilt
Learn more about all that T.A.P.S. offers by visiting www.taps.org and/or email Institute@taps.org
or call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.
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Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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