FREE Virtual Global Grief Conference: Creative Ways to Find Your Grief Support Community
All are invited to attend the FREE Virtual Global Grief Conference from April 29th-May 2nd.
This unique event will feature grief experts, podcasters, and guest speakers from across the world
for workshops and presentations on topics including support for grieving children, pregnancy/infant loss,
loss of a spouse/partner, physical effects of grieving, loss of a child, suicide loss, healing from trauma,
therapeutic art, how mental health is affected by grief, and much more!
My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb, is thrilled to be included in a lineup of inspirational speakers
and workshop presenters at the Virtual Global Grief Conference. She'll be presenting a session on,
"Creative Ways to Find Your Grief Support Community," on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 11:00 PM MST.
Sincere appreciation goes out to Tony Lynch and Deborah Dee Bird, and all the organizers, for including
MGC in what will no doubt be an extremely impactful conference. This event will be interpreted in Spanish.
Sign up at www.tinyurl.com/globalgriefconference
FREE Living With Grief MasterClass
Join us for the FREE (yes, no catches) Living with Grief MasterClass to learn more about Grief and healthy strategies for coping. The class is Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:30 PM AET (Australia time)/12:30 PM PST.
This MasterClass is for you:
😭 If you are experiencing or struggling with grief
💝 If you are supporting someone grieving
🗣 or, if you are a Coach, Healer, Counselor, Therapist, or Leader
As a Grieving Mother, Certified Grief Educator, Coach and Healer, Christy understands the depth of
this pain, and she knows how tough it is, she is here to give back and shine a little bit of light onto
your pathway, as you navigate the often unacknowledged and rocky terrain of this grief world.
Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to learn more about grief, experience the power firsthand
of a Self Directed Healing session, and discover many useful tips and strategies for coping and healing
Register at https://christyrobertscoaching.com/1-hour-grief-masterclass/
Art Your Grief Classes with Emily Dilbeck: May 2022
Art Your Grief classes are for grievers. Grief comes in many different forms. This class is for anyone experiencing grief, it might be a diagnosis, a death, a relationship, job loss, a dream, a home, etc. All grievers are welcome.
No art experience is needed. All you need is to bring yourself and be willing to show up and try painting, drawing and collage to process your grief. Explore and express your grief using art on Zoom in a safe space with other grievers. Emily will be walking you through different prompts with basic art supplies (watercolor, colored pencils, collage - nothing fancy) to help you connect with your grief while creating. The goal is not to create beautiful art (although sometimes this happens), the focus is on your grief and having a designated safe space to connect and express your grief using color, texture, and movement. Art is a powerful tool to express and explore grief.
There is something beautiful that happens when we sit with it all - even if it’s extremely difficult to do.
Next class series:
Three options for month long classes that meet once a week on zoom:
*Sunday, May 15, 22, 29 (3 meetings) - 3:30-4:45 PM PDT/5:30-6:45 PM CT - $90
*Tuesday, May 10, 17, 24, 31 (4 meetings) - 6:30-7:45 PM PDT/8:30-9:45 PM CT - $120
*Wednesday, May 4, 11, 18, 25 (4 meetings) - 8:30-9:45 AM PDT/10:30-11:45 AM CDT - $120
The first 60 min. are for creating, the last 15 are for optional sharing/listening
(or you can continue creating). Please message Emily on Instagram to sign up. She only takes a
handful of participants each month as it is important to me to keep it small and intimate.
One workshop option for a one time class:
If you don't want to commit to multiple classes, you can take the one-time workshop on
*Saturday, May 28 (1 meeting) - 11:30 AM-12:45 PM PDT/ 11:30 AM-12:45 PM CDT - $30
Private Sessions: You can schedule private Art Your Grief sessions, an hour class is $65.
Buddy Sessions: You can schedule buddy sessions of Art Your Grief for 2-4 people. An hour buddy session
for 2 people is $45 per person, 3 people is $40 per person, 4 people is $35 per person.
Private Class: You can schedule a private class for 5-7 people for 4 sessions of 75 minutes each for $120 a person. The first 60 min. are for creating, the last 15 are for optional sharing/listening.
For more information, check out the Art Your Grief Instagram page.
The highlight titled “Class Info.” has all the details.
Please message Emily on Instagram is you have questions or want to register for a class.
For more information visit: https://www.emilydilbeck.com/art-your-grief
Peace Through the Page: Gratitude Journaling in 6 Minutes a Day
Monday, May 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM EST
We've all heard that writing and journaling is the 'best' way to start healing...but a blank sheet
of paper is so overwhelming. However, there's something very meaningful about getting your
thoughts and feelings from head to heart to hand to hope - whether you choose to write for
yourself or for the masses. Learn the secrets and the baby steps Crystal Webster, founder, and
chief solace officer at Sharing Solace used to take her hot mess to an haute message -
plus get a special excerpt from her just-released book 'Confessions of a Griever'!
Visit the Facebook Event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1682527278753298/
Register at: https://letsreimagine.org/103965/peace-through-the-page-gratitude-journaling-in-6-min-a-day
FREE Online Summit: Healing After Suicide Loss: How To Let Go Of Your Guilt,Find Peace And Move Forward One Day At A Time: May 2 - 6, 2022Read Now
FREE Online Summit: Healing After Suicide Loss: How To Let Go Of Your Guilt,
Find Peace And Move Forward One Day At A Time: May 2 - 6, 2022
Join host, and suicide bereavement coach, Caro Brookings, and these featured speakers:
Carey Conley & Laurel Wilson - Authors and Vision Experts
Jill Cowan - Co-Founder of Healing To The Max
Kelli Nielsen - Founder of The Grief Guru
Lisa K Boehm - Author
Marianne Gouveia - Founder of EricsHouse
Melissa Bottorff-Arey - Podcast Host and Author
Rita Schulte - Licensed Professional Board Certified Counselor
Sara J. Cobb - Founder of My Grief Connection
Tracy Oeser - Founder of Journey Thru Grief
Do you feel overwhelming guilt about the suicide of your loved one because you should have
done “this” and you could have done “that”? Do you keep thinking about why your loved one took
their life? Or maybe you knew your loved one was struggling and you were still unable to save them?
You are not alone, and you do not have to suffer in silence. If you have been longing to let go of
your guilt after losing your loved one to suicide…then you should sign up for the Healing After
Suicide Loss interview series. My friend Caro Brookings has brought together 20+ top experts, authors and support providers from the suicide grief and loss space for this free interview series on how to
let go of your guilt, find peace and move forward one day at a time. When your loved one has died
by suicide, you don’t have the time or the energy to scour the internet and find some of the
fantastic resources that are out there available to you.
Maybe you have tried some advice that you’ve heard somewhere and you felt a little better for
a while, only to be back at square one the next day. So you sit there alone, feeling sad and anxious,
and you wonder if you will ever feel happy again. Here’s what I believe: We don’t move on after
suicide loss, but you can move forward if you work through your grief. Because time alone doesn’t
heal all wounds - it’s important what you do with your time. You should know it is possible for you
too to let go of your guilt and find peace. You just need to know the right steps to take. That’s why
I am so grateful for the Healing After Suicide Loss interview series. It’s 5 days of tried and tested advice and encouragement from top experts from around the world to help YOU move forward with your life.
It’s free, but you have to save your seat to get access. Be sure to catch my session on May 2nd!
Claim your ticket to the online event at: https://interviews.healingaftersuicideloss.org/sara
Holding hope this Easter for those who are missing their...
Sending you all wishes for a gentle holiday weekend. If you are missing a dear loved one, feeling lonely,
or are dealing with any kind of loss. Holidays can lose their sparkle and intensify difficult emotions when
you are grieving. They can be a tender reminder of what and who we are missing.
It is normal to struggle on these special days and it's okay to change up traditions or skip the celebrations
all together if that is easier for you this year. If it feels comforting it may be helpful to share a pleasant
memory with a trusted person, enjoy some of your favorite treats, make a donation to a favorite charity,
or do something like light a candle or say a prayer to commemorate your person.
Whether you acknowledge this holiday or not, take time this weekend to show yourself some love, care,
and compassion. Wishing you special moments of serenity and delight that give your heart a little lift.
With love and blessings,
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
Bend Not Break: Suicide Prevention Concert
Rescheduled to May 13, 2022 at Maverik Center in a West Valley City, Utah
Concert starts at 7:00 PM. Doors Open at 6:00 PM.
America's Got Talent Alumni Alex Boyé, known for his dynamic African-infused music that has gained over 1 billion views on YouTube is using his voice to shine a light on mental health and suicide prevention. Join Alex and friends on May 7th. at Maverik Center for Utah’s first ever Utah Suicide Prevention Concert. Utah has the 6th highest suicide rate in the U.S. On average, someone dies by suicide every 13 hours in the state of Utah. We can’t be silent anymore when it comes to mental health simply because it might be uncomfortable. The cost of silence is TOO HIGH. The concept is simple; to normalize and encourage ongoing conversations about mental health within schools, the workplace, churches and throughout the community. These concerts to help build connection with mental health experts, provide support and healing in our community. This will be an unforgettable night that
will feed your soul in ways you didn’t think you needed. This is not just a concert. It will be an experience.
THIS CONCERT IS FREE AND IS BEING DONATED VIA CORPORATE SPONSORS.
If you are your company would like to be a co-sponsor, contact 801-427-7439 for more information.
If you are a mental health organization or a therapist group/Individual and would like to set up a
booth at the event; contact Jackie at The Maverik Center at 801-988-8843.
For more info on Alex’s foundation and his purpose, go to: https://lnkd.in/gP5QXiuQ
Tickets will be Free Admission and will be available to the public starting Wednesday February 9th at 10AM. Limited seating available on a first come first serve basis. Grab your FREE tickets at: www.maverikcenter.com
The Mental Wellness Connection Online Summit
April 18 - 24, 2022
The Mental Wellness Connection is a FREE online summit taking place April 18th-24th
that aims to answer these questions and much more. It’s full of practical wisdom and
simple but powerful pathways to improving your mental health from a root cause
perspective and accelerate your healing potential on all fronts.
This transformative summit can help you:
- Identify and address the underlying causes of any mental health challenges you may be facing
- Harness the restorative and nourishing power of sleep
- Stabilize and boost your energy and motivation
- Understand the brain-gut connection
- Find natural solutions for depression, anxiety, and ADHD outside of outdated healthcare paradigms
- Implement diet, detox, and nutrition strategies into your daily routine
And much more!
This event is particularly special because it brings together a panel of the world’s most trusted mental health advocates including doctors, therapists, nutritionists, energy workers, and more. You won’t just learn valuable ways to improve your diet, exercise, and sleep hygiene—you’ll also discover the science behind how your gut, mitochondria, and more impact your mental health moment to moment. In other words, you’ll come away with a big picture understanding of WHY your body and mind are connected, as well as exactly HOW you can nurture this relationship to experience greater purpose, joy, and connection in life.
Register for the FREE at: https://mentalwellness.byhealthmeans.com/
The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Conference: How to Grieve and Be An Entrepreneur
April 14, 2022, Starting at 10:00 AM CT
Has someone you loved died recently? Do you struggle with understanding the emotions you are experiencing? Do you not know if you should move one or pause to grieve the loss of your loved one?
Do you want to THRIVE and not just SURVIVE? The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur conference will be
focused on grief. Providing you with tips and strategies from experts in the field.
Could any of these topics help you? If so, you are not alone!
- Why do we grieve anyway?
- Coping with transitions in life
- How to choose positive pathways
- The Difference between mourning and grieving
- Practical Resilience for Tough Times
- Are You Ready to "Graduate" from Your Grief?
- How to build resilience among teams during these turbulent times.
At The Purpose Driven Entrepreneur Conference, along with host Michelle O'Connor, we will
be joined by experts as we talk about “How to grieve and be an entrepreneur.”
Let’s come together and make the talk about loss normal!
Get your free access at: https://thepurposedrivenentrepreneur.net
FREE Virtual Global Grief Conference
SAVE THE DATE & MARK YOUR CALENDARS! April 29 - May 2, 2022
Worldwide Trained Grief Coaches Helping our Communities
Co-Hosted by Dee Bird of Unplug Grief Ministries & Tony Lynch of Memories of Us
What: Virtual Global Grief Conference
When: April 29-May 2, 2022, 8am ET (7am CT, 6am MT, 5am PT)
Begins & ends within 72 hour period....3-full days!
Who: Anyone interested in or looking for support in grief
Why: Find community, resources, growth, healing in the human experience that is Grief
Details: This will be a free conference with presentations and workshops from grief leaders
and speakers from around the world. For 72 hours straight we will be offering our best tips and
tools from our trade skills and from our personal experiences with grief.
Sara Cobb, My Grief Connection Founder, will be offering a presentation on
Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 PM PT/11:00 PM MT.
Join us by reserving your seat today at: Reimagine or Facebook
***Please note that at the registration, it is also asking for a donation. This is NOT Global Grief Conference asking for it. It is Reimagine who is sponsoring our event and they are a 501-3 non-profit.
It is optional, not mandatory; but it is a gift of love..***
The event will be LIVE streamed to the following locations:
StreamYard YouTube Facebook
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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