My Grief Connection is honored to have been featured in the
"Finding Hope" series on KIVI Idaho News 6, telling our story to help
people find grief resources for hope in life after loss.
Please share with anyone you know who is grieving.
Visit the link below to read the full article that accompanies the video:
Walking Through Grief: Tools for Finding Hope Along the Grief Journey
10 Week Grief Support Group
Held virtually viz ZOOM so anyone anywhere in the country can join in.
If you or anyone you love is grieving the death of a loved one, save the dates
for the next Walking Through Grief Support Group.
Hosted by Willioughy United Methodist Church, on
Thursdays, Sept. 17th - Nov. 19th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm (EST).
The goal of “Walking Through Grief” is to be the “arms of Jesus” to people who are grieving the death of a
loved one & give them much needed tools, support, encouragement & hope in their grief journeys.
Over 200 people have gone through this program since it was started in 2014. This class is open to anyone
who is grieving the loss of a loved one. If you know of someone who might need this type of important
grief support, please pass this info along.
All materials are provided FREE of charge & there is NO COST to attend.
Please register or request more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Group facilitator, Cathy Schneithorst, will confirm your registration or contact
you to answer any questions.
From ‘Grief Victim’ To Grief Artist
Join this FREE, virtual grief-art-making event from Project Grief is coming
Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12:10 PM MST via ZOOM.
This event is part of the global festival, "Reimagine Life & Loss".
In this creative workshop, you'll construct a paint palette to demonstrate the colors
with which we are painting our lives and talk about the characteristics of
a grief victim (who lives in only grays, blacks, and blue) and a
GRIEF ARTIST (who lives out of the full color spectrum).
All you’ll need to participate:
Event is FREE but you must RSVP to get the Zoom link.
Overdose Loss: Moms and their Healing Journey
Presented by Eric's House, this is a candid discussion
with two mothers who walked the journey of losing
a child to a substance.
You will hear their stories and their experiences of
moving forward with their grief.
Watch for FREE here: https://youtu.be/t-jr0Nbwrzc
Sunrise Retreats - Summer Pop Up Retreats - Walk the Labyrinth
Sunrise Retreats has had to postponed their 2020 widows retreats due to safety reasons,
but know that it these intimate weekends are a source of hope and nourishment for so many.
So, they came up with some ideas of how the Sunrise Retreats can still connect safely with
their community. They have planned a series of Pop Up Retreats this summer for widows
and widowers in the Boise, Idaho area.
While these events are not "support groups" they ARE opportunities to visit, connect and
support each other while participating in some type of outdoor activity.
This allows participants to keep a 6 foot distance & practice safe guidelines from health officials.
If you had lost a spouse, and live in the Boise area, they would love to have you join them on
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 to Walk the Labyrinth at Julius Kleiner Park at in
Meridian, Idaho 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Lunch will be provided following the walk.
Please RSVP! More info can be found at: https://sunriseretreat.org/summer-pop-up-retreats
Sibling Grief: The Missing Pieces - Giving Yourself Some Grace as a Forgotten Mourner
Presented by A Sibling To Love & From Grief To Grind
Hosted By Andrea A. Moore & La'Keshia Allen
Saturday, August 22, 2020 from 9:30 - 11:00 AM (MST)
This online event is for the sibling survivor who is battling with their grief process.
Andrea and La'Keshia have joined together along with a few others speakers to be a
support for you as well as give you tips and truths on how to maneuver through
your grief unapologetically.
This summit will address:
- Myths that we have heard about grief
- The challenges you will face as a sibling
- Different types of feelings you may have during your journey
- Healthy ways to cope
- Receiving support from friends and family
- Understanding the importance of feeling your emotions.
Register and purchase you tickets at:
International Overdose Awareness Day
August 31. 2020
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.
Follow on Instagram at @overdoseawarenessday
FREE Webinar - Wait, My Grief Has A Shape? Understanding the Loss Experience for Our Children and OurselvesRead Now
Wait, My Grief Has A Shape? Understanding the Loss Experience for Our Children and Ourselves
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Highmark Caring Place is presenting this NO COST which will highlight the spiral shape of grief -
explaining the differences in these spirals between adults and children.
Register for FREE now at https://lnkd.in/duQtGXB
Loss & Living: Drum Your Grief with Vivianne LaRivière Online Class
July 25, 2020 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM (EST)
Drumming is music for the soul, and is also a practice that may help us process our grief. Learning how to acknowledge, recognize—and even embrace—our grief allows us to start rebuilding our lives around our loss,”
says Judy Coffin, program coordinator of ORA Lose & Living Program.
Drumming is one approach that gathers us in, without the need to talk, or
find words that are at times, so difficult to express. We can simply ‘be’ with the drum.
Facilitator, Dr. Vivianne LaRivière, considers the drum an instrument of peace, and drumming
as a spiritual and sacred practice. Drumming frees the minds, moves the body, is used at times
in prayer and/or meditation and is symbolic of the universal heartbeat! She believes the
energy of the drum can help us connect with our healing power, as it helps us get in touch
with our emotions at a very deep level. Drumming our grief is a way of processing our
grief by ourselves, and with others.
Register at (Donations Suggested):
Gathering 2020: A Collective Experience for Bereaved Mothers
October 3, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM (MST)
Registration is FREE and easy: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gathering-2020-tickets-106828749666
Questions? Send us a message or check out our FAQ page: https://www.gatheringhope.net/ghfaq
Want to connect with other mothers before the Gathering? Join the private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/85
Gathering 2020 will feature powerful speakers, uplifting worship, and a sacred, intimate atmosphere
where you are regarded as a truly beloved guest. This Gathering includes an interactive experience, where
women can collectively both grieve and celebrate their babies. Healing conversation will be engaged
in while via private virtual rooms. Please join from the comfort of your own home and gather to recognize
our babies and our motherhood, together. Christ gifts us with the presence of one another as a source of
comfort and the annual Gatherings serve as a catalyst for moms to begin forming relationships.
Permission to Grieve: With Watercolor & Crayon Resist - FREE Online Event
Hosted by Project Grief
Monday, July 13, 2020 from 12:10 - 1:00 PM (MST)
The first step toward healing after a loss, is granting oneself permission to grieve.
This about HOW to do it by creating a simple watercolor art project as a way of granting that permission.
Even if you’re a total beginner, art is an incredible tool for healing.
During this virtual event, you’ll:
1.) LISTEN about the importance of granting yourself permission to grieve
2.) LEARN some ideas on HOW to do it
3.) TRY IT OUT for yourself with a simple watercolor & crayon resist activity.
Materials: Watercolors (tubes, cakes, or even that 8 color Crayola kid set will do),
Watercolor paper, watercolor brush, cup of water, paper towel, AND a white crayon (very important!).
If you have questions about art materials or content, please contact
Danica Thurber directly at email@example.com
Register for this event at:
Parenting After Trauma
Presented by Beth Tyson, Psychotherapist, Parenting Coach & Children's Book Author
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM (EST)
If you or a loved once have experienced a trauma, please Beth for the latest research and
tools on how to cope with trauma and loss. You will walk away with practical tools and information that will shift your perspective on both you and your child’s behavior.
This webinar is open to adults, parents, caregivers, and professionals working with children.
She will explain what is considered a traumatic event, how it impacts the brain and nervous system, and
what we can do to move forward in life with a whole heart. There is always hope and the potential for
post-traumatic growth if we take the time to process our experiences. Beth used personal experience to
motivate her to become a specialist in trauma and loss therapy.
She not only knows the clinical tools to heal, but she has been through it herself.
Save your spot before they run out!
Register at: https://chipper-builder-2756.ck.page/2538d447bc
2nd Annual Strength 2 Thrive Overnight Walk-a-Thon for Suicide Prevention & Awareness
Each year over 40,000 people in the United States complete suicide. Even more attempt it.
Idaho’s suicide rate is consistently 50% higher than the national average.
Strength 2 Thrive is aiming to raise public awareness & raise $200,000 for the Idaho Suicide Hotline.
Donations raised for Strength 2 Thrive will go to Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. Your gift is tax-deductible
and Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline will issue you a gift receipt following the event.
The 2nd Annual Strength 2 Thrive Walk-a-Thon will kick off at 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2020.
General event festivities and team set up will begin at 7:00 pm.
Team members will take turns walking through out the night, until 8:00 am on Monday, September 20, 2020.
There will be music & special speakers presenting during the event.
Proper social distancing and COVID-19 protocols will be followed.
Forge International School
208 S. Hartley Lane
Middleton, ID 83644
The following local food & beverage vendors will be on hand:
Slay the Snow
Fly Food Truck
Buy It Ice Cream
Lonnie C’s Doughnuts
Rusty Dog Corn Dogs
Double Decker Espresso
Strength 2 Thrive is being coordinated and hosted by Rhythm & Grace Counseling:
Owner: Chad Hanson
4 Ogden Ave. Nampa Idaho 83651
Visit the Facebook Event at: https://tinyurl.com/strength2thrive2020
Sign Up to Walk with My Grief Connection's Team:
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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