Beauty for Ashes Gathering 2022
Save the Date - October 1, 2022
October 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM CST
Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive, Hurst, Texas 76054
Virtual Option is Available!
Gathering Hope is a collective experience for bereaved mothers, held each October to both
remember our children and honor our unique motherhood. As fellow survivors, they invite you to
join them for powerful speakers, uplifting worship, and a sacred, intimate atmosphere where you are
regarded as a truly honored guest. Inspired by Isaiah 61, we are excited to share this year’s theme,
BEAUTY FOR ASHES. "He has sent me to...bind up the brokenhearted...to comfort all who mourn...to give
them a crown of beauty in place of ashes..."Isaiah 61:1-3. Gathering Hope has hosted an annual
Gathering for miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss survivors since 2015.
This year, they are thrilled to announce that we have THREE different ways where you can
connect with the people who understand you most…other moms.
1. Their first ever FULL DAY CONFERENCE! You will experience worship, be encouraged
by guest speakers, intentionally connect with other women, attend breakout sessions,
meet with specially selected vendors and MORE.
2. Attend Gathering 2022 Virtually. You’ll be able to simultaneously view the worship
session, our speakers *and* gather in breakouts rooms with other attendees, just like
we do at our in-person Gathering.
3. Gather with other loss moms in your area. By streaming the Gathering 2022 worship & speaker
sessions and using the Leadership Kit as your guide, you’ll be empowered to host a Gathering!
How will YOU join them for Gathering 2022?
You matter, Mama. Your baby matters. Your story matters.
SAVE THE DATE and register at www.gatheringhope.org
Visit the Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/353153200036029
International Bereaved Father's Day
Thinking of all our bereaved dads today and sending them so much love and support. Today, August 28th
is International Bereaved Father's Day, which falls each year on the last Sunday of August.
While Father's Day in June is celebratory, this observance recognizes all the dads who have experienced
the grief and trauma caused by the death of their baby or child in any way.
It serves as a day of remembrance, hope, healing, and a time to deal with the enormous pain associated with
such a loss. In addition, it calls out stigma against grieving fathers in general as they sometimes grieve
differently from their partners. They are often pressured to be strong and don't feel free to express their
grief openly. But fathers grieve deeply too and should be allowed to grieve in their own way.
International Bereaved Father’s Day, launched in 2010, was created to raise greater awareness about parents
living after child loss – and allow people to remember the child or children they love and miss openly.
We acknowledge all the grieving dads out there. Whatever feelings today evokes for you are valid.
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/
3rd Annual Bereaved Mother's Day Conference 2022
In-Person & Virtual, Sunday, May 1, 2022, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM CST
Find hope & healing at the 3rd Annual Bereaved Mother’s Day Conference - A Healing Collective, a very special event specifically created to help renew a grieving mother’s heart. Lisa Price, mother to precious Ari Harper Price, will be hosing this healing gathering on Sunday, May 1, 2022, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST.
This event is for all grieving moms, no matter the age or how long it has been since your child died.
Female supporters are also encouraged to purchase a ticket to attend and participate in the day’s speaker
sessions and wellness activities alongside their grieving friend or family member. Feel equipped and empowered
on your grief and life journey, honoring both your child’s life and your own.
Experience this unforgettable event live and in-person this year at The Box Milwaukee (311 E. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202) located right in the heart of downtown. Your ticket includes a lovely brunch in the company of other grieving moms to share, connect, honor, and remember your children together. All materials for the event will be provided. Each guest takes home a special swag bag full of goodies to enjoy as well! Invite your best
friends & supporters to grab a ticket to take part in this experience with you!
For bereaved mothers unable to attend the in-person conference, this convenient online option allows you to
still participate in the keynote speaker sessions and wellness activities. A private live stream will be hosted
by Alanna Knobben of Carry You With Me, one of their Healing Collective team members and special presenters.
You will be fully supported to enjoy your virtual experience with ease as you connect with other loss moms
from the comfort of your own home!
Whether joining online or in-person, you will experience powerful and knowledgeable keynote speakers
and special guests offering a variety of healing modalities such as therapeutic grief art, expressive
movement, and meditation, live music & worship, with intentional conversations and connections
to help encourage, inspire, motivate, and renew your wellbeing at the conference.
Honor yourself and the life of your child as you connect with other grieving moms from around the world
and experience healing! Feel refreshed and empowered to navigate your grief journey with purpose and
possibility! Invite your best girlfriends & supporters to join you as they will learn ways to support you.
Thanks in part to the generosity of their amazing sponsors they are able to offer all conference tickets at
a fraction of the actual costs incurred allowing more attendees to experience this transformational event.
Proceeds benefit the charities of choice of each keynote speaker and presenter, as well as the bereavement
fund at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
To register or learn more visit www.betternotbittermom.com and
use the code MGC10 to get 10% OFF your registration!
*Proceeds benefit the Bereavement Fund at Children's Hospital Wisconsin and
each guest speaker's individual charity of choice
November is Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month
Please take some time to reach out to someone you know who has lost a sibling(s), acknowledge the loss
and show them that you care. The loss of a sibling often causes deep pain and heartache that nobody
can imagine who has not gone through it themselves. Sibling grief is often misunderstood and
marginalized and siblings are sometimes called 'the forgotten mourners."
The focus of the loss is usually on the parents, child, or spouse of the deceased, and rightly so, but the
siblings may feel like their grief is overshadowed by the grief of other family members. Siblings suffer tremendously when they lose one another, especially so if the death is sudden or out of order. Often times
surviving siblings feel survivor's guilt, abandonment, loss of innocence, family dysfunction, somatic
symptoms, fear and anxiety when their brother or sister dies. Sibling relationships often hold deeply
complex, rich attachments, so when one dies the other is often left feeling untethered and like they have
had a limb amputated. Their memory keeper and life witness has suddenly disappeared forever.
Often our siblings hold truer knowledge of us than anyone else, perhaps even ourselves. With the
death of a sibling the shared history they had, and hoped for future they wanted to have with them is
lost and that creates a great deal of uncertainty, insecurity and anxiety, and that usually goes
unacknowledged and misunderstood by others.
There is a saying that rings true that, "When a parent dies, you lose the past.
When a child dies, you lose the future. When a sibling dies, you lose the past and the future."
This November make an effort to connect with someone you know who has lost a sibling…even if it was years ago. Let them know you’re thinking about them and how sorry you are for the pain of their loss.
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month
July is recognized each year as Bereaved Parents Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to
raising public awareness of the support required when one endures the death of a child at any age.
If you are a parent who has lost a child, our hearts and thoughts are with you this month, and always.
Some terrific grief resources and organizations that support and assist bereaved parents are:
Alive Alone - https://www.alivealone.org/
Bereaved Parents of the USA - https://www.bereavedparentsusa.org/
The Compassionate Friends - https://www.compassionatefriends.org/
The COPE Foundation - https://copefoundation.org/
Dads of Steele Grief Support Group - https://dadsofsteele.org/grieving-dads/
David's Hope Pregnancy Loss Ministry - www.davidshopeministry.org
Grieve. Breathe. Believe. - https://www.betternotbittermom.com/offers/Byd2z2bi
Grieving Dads - To the Brink and Back - https://grievingdads.com/
Infant Loss Resources, Inc. - http://infantlossresources.org/
Jonathan's Giving Tree - https://jonathansgivingtree.org
Mamie's Poppy Plates -https://mamiespoppyplates.com/
The MISS Foundation - https://missfoundation.org/
The Morning - http://www.themorning.com/
The National Organization of Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. - http://pomc.com/
SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. - http://nationalshare.org/
Sharing Solace - https://sharingsolace.com/
Still Birth Day - https://stillbirthday.com/
Sunshine After the Storm - https://sunshineafterthestorm.org/
TEARS Foundation - https://thetearsfoundation.org/
Instagram LIVE Event: Conscious Grief
Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM MST/3:00 PM EST on IGTV @my_grief_connection
Join My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb as she speaks with Tara Nash, Spiritual Psychologist,
Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and host of the upcoming Conscious Grief Series. Tara will give us a sneak peak of
what the series sessions will cover! Tara will share about the death of her father from a sudden heart attack
when she was 9 years old and her mother's death from breast cancer when she was 21 years old.
Surprisingly, no therapist or coach ever attributed her struggles to grief. These experiences have inspired
Tara to uncover the mysteries and misidentifications of grief and now she has a passion to share the
gifts of grief and why feeling pain can be our super power!
The FREE Conscious Grief Series: How to Navigate Through Grief to Find Joy, Connection and Happiness Again
begins on May 11, 2021. Sign up to receive two interviews each day for 12 days.
Register for the Conscious Grief Series at: https://www.conscious-grief.com/
Catch the LIVE on IGTV @my_grief_connection on Sunday , May 9, 2021 at 1:00 PM MST/3:00 PM EST.
Connect with Tara on Instagram at @tara_nash_seeker
Join the Facebook community at: https://www.facebook.com/consciousgriefseries
If you missed the LIVE you can watch the replay of My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb, and Lisa Price,
the founder of Grieve Breathe Believe, as they talk about the realities of the grief of child loss, as well as how bereaved parents can find healing and hope after loss. Lisa shares details about the 2nd Annual Bereaved
Mother's Day Virtual Conference she is hosting for mom who have lost a child on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
Watch the LIVE above or by visiting: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CN0WvnWKa5v/...
Lisa Price is a wellness coach for grieving parents, the founder of Grieve. Breathe. Believe., and creator of the
4:13 Method grief support program and community facilitator for bereaved parents cultivating a safe,
yet productive space to rediscover and reconstruct their lives after the death of their child.
Purchase tickets for the 2nd Annual Bereaved Mother's Day Virtual Conference with the coupon code CONNECTION20 to get $20 OFF your registration fees! Every purchase through today, Sunday, April 18th
receives a FREE card deck set of 52-Week Affirmations for Grieving Parents.
Get tickets at: https://www.mygriefconnection.org/events.htm
2nd Annual Bereaved Mother's Day Virtual Conference 2021
Save the Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 4 PM CST.
Celebrating and honoring the beautiful BeReAVEd mother that you are!
Guest Speakers/Experts in the Field of Grief & Bereavement - Healing Sound Bath - Guided Meditation
- Powerful Yoga Flow - Therapeutic Art - Writing through Grief - Special Performances - Prize Giveaways and MORE!
Honor yourself and the life of your child as you connect with other grieving moms from around the world and experience healing! Feel refreshed and empowered to navigate your grief journey with purpose and possibility!
Invite your best girlfriends & supporters to join you as they will learn ways to support you.
*Proceeds benefit the Bereavement Fund at Children's Hospital Wisconsin and each guest
speaker's individual charity of choice
Every purchase through April 18 receives a FREE card deck set of 52-Week Affirmations for Grieving Parents
(a $20 value) delivered to your door!
Don't wait... these are only available for purchases made by April 18!
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6th Annual Fall Bereavement Conference
Because Kids Grieve will be hosting the 6th Annual Fall Bereavement Conference
on September 25th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
There will be two great presenters that you won’t want to miss! Nationally recognized bloggers
and speakers on topics related to grief and bereavement, Litsa Williams, MA, LCSW-C and Eleanor Haley, MS
of "What's Your Grief?", will be leading this year's discussion and training.
Their extensive background in leadership and grief and bereavement support will
greatly benefit professionals dealing with these issues.
Social workers, Educators and Counselors may earn 5 CEUs by participating.
Join this online event from your home or office computer. The cost is $25.
To pre-register for the event visit https://becausekidsgrieve.org/contact/ and send a message
requesting a registration form and/or additional info at email@example.com
or call them at 208-352-2994.
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.
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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