Helping Children Cope With Ambiguous Loss
Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 11:00 AM ET
Ambiguous loss is pervasive in our lives.
Ambiguous loss is any loss that doesn’t involve a physical death.
It can create symptoms of trauma and post-traumatic stress.
Please join our friend Beth Tyson on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 11:00 AM ET to learn
more about helping children cope with ambiguous loss!
During this event you will learn:
1. The theory and symptoms of ambiguous loss
2. Why we must address it in children
3. How to implement loss awareness practices in your organization or family to prevent
and heal this invisible type of trauma
Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvc-CtrzkuGtWzPZqKTuwyCFF_kw_9xLFS#/registration
The Connection Between Grief and Trauma - FREE Webinar
February 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM PT/ 7:00 PM ET
Join grief expert David Kessler for a free LIVE webinar with Psychiatrist and trauma expert,
Frank Anderson, MD on Tuesday, February 21st at 4:00 PM PT/ 7:00 PM ET.
Together, they'll explore:
- Understanding the complexities and reach of trauma
- How does trauma impact and inform our grief?
- How might grief re-activate trauma?
- How does trauma show up in our lives and impact our healing?
- How to emerge from the double impact of grief and trauma.
- What does healing look like?
- When is grief considered traumatic?
They would love to have you join them live and will also send a replay to everyone who registers.
Register at: https://www.davidkesslertraining.com/grief-trauma-connection
Grieving A Sudden Death: 3 Steps to Move Towards Healing
Join From Grief to Growth for their upcoming webinar, "Grieving A Sudden Death:
3 Steps to Move Towards Healing." This workshop will be taught by Dr. Jennifer R. Levin,
Trauma Grief Expert, Educator and Therapist, specializing in traumatic death.
Register for one of the following workshops times:
October 3rd, at 4-5 pm PDT
October 5th, at 6-7 pm PDT
October 7th, at 10-11 am PDT
Sign up today for this FREE webinar at: https://fromgrieftogrowth.mykajabi.com/offers/ednNxHoa
or email Dr. Levin at email@example.com.
Visit www.fromgrieftogrowth.com to learn more.
KYMfest 2022 - This Saturday, August 6, 2022
We hope all you locals in the Treasure Valley can join us for the FREE 'KindYourMind' Festival is
Saturday, August 6th at Lakeview Park in Nampa, Idaho, from 11am-7pm.
Our founder Sara Cobb will be there representing My Grief Connection at our information booth.
Spread the word to your family and friends about this awesome community event, and stop by the
My Grief Connection booth to say hello!!!
All are welcome to join this community centered, free family event, KYMfest brings our community in and
human service resources together. KYMfest partners with those who view human beings as naturally kind
and connected and are working to shift toxic norms and create better ways of being. The festival hosts
workshops, demonstrations, speakers, music, performances, vendors, food and activities for all ages.
This event brings together family-oriented resources in the Treasure Valley that aim to reduce violence,
heal trauma, and support people through life transitions.
To keep up to date on information about this event, visit: https://kymfest.com/
and follow @kindyourmind on Instagram and For You Network on Facebook.
Grieving a Sudden Death: How to Stay Connected While You Heal - 16 Jul 2022Read Now
Grieving a Sudden Death: How to Stay Connected While You Heal
Saturday, July 16th, from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT.
Please mark your calendars for this special event that will combine new information about sudden
death, Q and A, guided workbook activities, and reflections to honor your grief and loved ones.
This workshop will be taught by Dr. Jennifer R. Levin, Trauma Grief Expert, Educator and Therapist, with
From Grief To Growth. In this workshop you will learn how to honor and live with your grief, sadness,
and trauma. You will create a personalized toolbox to use when having a grief attack, unexpected
triggers, or struggling with milestones or anniversaries. You will develop continual bonds to
remain connected with your loved ones who are no longer physically present.
Registration fess is $49 and includes a workbook and video replay.
Contact Dr. Levin at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Register for the workshop beginning on July 5th at www.fromgrieftogrowth.com
Ambiguous Loss & How to Help Children Cope with Uncertainty Webinar - 7 Feb 2022Read Now
Ambiguous Loss & How to Help Children Cope with Uncertainty
Monday, February 7th, 2022 from 6:30 pm- 8:00 PM EST
Do you know or work with children who:
- Are in foster care or being raised by grandparents?
- Are separated from their parents for long periods of time?
- Have parents with substance abuse?
- Were unable to attend a funeral or grieving ritual for a loved one?
- Have a caregiver or loved one who is missing?
These are just a few common examples of ambiguous loss, which is defined as a loss with unclear boundaries. This lack of closure and rituals around the complicated experience of ambiguous loss can exacerbate behavioral health challenges for children. Please join this webinar to learn how ambiguous loss impacts children and what adults can do to help them manage their constant questioning and uncertainty. It is hosted by Deborah Willett and
the Coatesville Center for Community Health. The webinar will include a mental health presentation with psychotherapist, author, and childhood trauma consultant, Beth Tyson.
Time will be reserved at the end for a Q&A.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/AmbigLoss
Let's (NOT) Talk About It Podcast - Season 2, Episode 6 - Left Behind: A Story of Murder SuicideRead Now
Let's (NOT) Talk About It Podcast - Season 2, Episode 6
Left Behind: A Story of Murder Suicide
Sara Cobb is, unfortunately, no stranger to death and grief. Her oldest brother, Stephen, died as a child
when he climbed up a power pole. He was electrocuted while his younger brother, Skyler, helplessly
watched. Skyler was never the same after that. Decades later, Sara received a call that Skyler and his
fiancée had died in a murder-suicide. This unimaginable tragedy led Sara to learn about grief counseling,
mental health and trauma in order to help others. She formed the first-ever support group for
murder-suicide survivors -- a club no one wants to belong to, as she puts it.
The episode is available to listen to on Apple Podcasts and Spotify
Follow Let's (NOT) Talk About It on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/LNTalkaboutit
Visit the Let's (NOT) Talk About It website at: https://letsnottalkaboutit.com/
Understanding Your Grief: Support Group for Fathers
Grieving dads, you are invited to join Eric's House for their virtual
Understanding Your Grief: Support Group for Fathers. Men who have lost a
child or stepchild of any age to substance abuse, suicide, or sudden trauma
are welcome to join. Sessions run for 9 weeks on a weekly basis. They begin
on Tuesday, August 17 and end on October 12, 2021. Eric's House makes all
groups affordable. As a non-profit dedicated to healing broken hearts, they ensure that everyone who needs support gets support. The fee for all
groups is 45, which covers materials and expenses only. If you simply don’t
have the resources to cover their fee, they will help.
Please call 855-896-5658 or visit www.ericshouse.org for more
information, and follow @ericshouse88 on Instagram.
You DO NOT have to live in Arizona to join this group!
The Biology of Trauma: Solutions Series for Mental Health, Addictions and BurnoutRead Now
The Biology of Trauma: Solutions Series for Mental Health, Addictions and Burnout
FREE from July 19-25, 2021
Trauma becomes our biology, and stored in the body, becomes the unconscious program running our mental and
physical health to exhaustion. Join the Biology of Trauma Series to find science-based solutions for resilience and recovery!Gain effective and cutting-edge strategies for moving from a state of overwhelm to calm and solutions
for addressing biological imbalances triggered by and causing trauma.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/BioOfTrauma
Speaking of Grief Facebook Live Series: Part 2 of 4
My Grief Connection founder, Sara Cobb, will be LIVE on the Speaking of Grief:
Grief Support Facebook page on May 18th at 8:00PM EST, with Nancy Green,
for Part 2 of a 4 part series exploring childhood trauma, sibling loss and murder-suicide.
Due to mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised. If you miss it,
don't worry you can watch all parts of the series in the replay on the Facebook page.
Join us on Facebook at: facebook.com/speakingofgrief
Trauma Healing Support Circle
All are welcome to join this entirely online trauma support group hosted by
For You Network. This group is is welcoming, non-judgmental, all inclusive group for everyone. It will be especially helpful for those with a desire to heal the impact of trauma, support the healing of a loved one, and connect with other people on similar journeys of recovery. Whether the sudden and tragic death
of a loved one, an unexpected severe physical injury, an unhealthy relationship ending in heartbreak, a humiliating experience in childhood, a chaotic and
dysfunctional upbringing, sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicide by
someone close to you or thoughts of it yourself, addiction habits, battle with
mental health illness, or any other form of trauma you have endured.
You are not alone.
Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 6:15 PM MST – 7:30 PM MST
Follow the For You Network on Facebook and visit their events page for
details on how to join the support group circle. See the discussion posts in each scheduled event for link to join the group on Google Meet video chat
(video is optional, you can just use audio if you prefer).
**Adults and mature teens only**
Silent Night Support - 24 Dec 2020Read Now
Silent Night Support
Thursday, Dec 24, 2020, Christmas Eve from 3:00 - 3:45 PM EST
Are you silently grieving a loss? For those missing a loved one this Christmas Eve, all is NOT calm and bright.
Silent Night Support is a virtual meeting to honor and speak of the people in our lives that we love but
can't be with this Christmas Eve.
The loss you or your family is experiencing does NOT have to be due to the death of a loved one.
Please attend if you are grieving a loved one you can't be with for any reason. It could be addiction,
incarceration, or untreated mental health issues, among other unfortunate situations.
This is a non-religious event and all are welcome.
Come to honor your loved one and find a few moments of comfort amongst the chaos.
If you would like to participate in the family-friendly grief activity that will be demonstrated,
please have the following available:
Small candle - electronic candles are better for young children
A clear glass jar candle holder
Clear modge podge
Tissue paper in different colors
A photo of the loved one (optional)
Words cut from a magazine that honor the loved one
Take care of yourself, find a moment of comfort and share your loss with others who can hold it with you this Christmas Eve. This special event will be hosted by Beth Tyson, MA, a psychotherapist, grief and trauma
specialist, and "motherless mom". She created Silent Night Support because she wants to offer you a
space to express your grief and connect with others on this tender night.
To learn more about Beth Tyson, Trauma Care please visit her website www.BethTyson.com.
Please register now to save your spot at https://tinyurl.com/silentnightsupport
Saturday Support with From Grief To Growth
Saturday Support is a virtual drop-in support group designed to connect individuals living with traumatic grief or who have experienced a sudden, unexpected loss. Moderated by Dr. Jennifer R. Levin of From Grief To Growth, these meetings will be held each Saturday from 9:30 - 10:30 AM(PST) through the end of 2020.
Meetings will provide participants an opportunity to share their experiences, learn more about traumatic grief, and gain new coping mechanisms and resources to help manage trauma and grief. These Meetings will take place over Zoom and will be interactive in nature (all participants will be encouraged to share their audio and video).
Saturday Support is not a therapy group and is available to participants throughout the United States. Privacy, respect, and confidentiality is expected from all group participants. The fee for Saturday Support is $20 per meeting and pre-registration is required. You can pre-register for whichever date(s) you like.
Register at: https://fromgrieftogrowth.mykajabi.com/saturday-support
Writing Through Loss and Trauma with David Kessler & Andrea Cagan
Your story is important and you deserve the tools and encouragement to write it and share it. Grief expert, David Kessler & Author and best-selling editor, Andrea Cagan invite you to join them in their
5-week online workshop, Writing Through Loss and Trauma, where they will teach you a step-by-step method for how to write the story that your inner voice is telling you to share. This course combines grief support and writing guidance in every step of the way. Each week, you will receive three new teaching videos and a homework assignment. You will also be invited into a writer’s community where members
will encourage and support each other. Everything will be recorded so that you can access it when
it’s convenient for you, and you will be able to revisit the teaching again and again.
Registration is open now! Cost is $287. Payment plan available. (Not an affiliate.)
The program has a full money back guarantee.
To sign up visit: https://www.davidkesslertraining.com/writing-through-loss
Boise River Counseling
410 S. Orchard, Suite 128, Boise, ID 83705
Boise River Counseling is dedicated to providing affordable counseling to
the community through our reduced-fee intern program. They work closely
with their counseling interns to ensure their clients receive quality care.
You simply pay what you can afford, between $20-60 per session. They offer a group space for meditation, mindfulness classes, trauma-sensitive yoga classes, and continuing education events.
Traumatic Grief is Different: 3 Truths Toward Hope
Register now for one of these two sessions....
Saturday, August 22nd, AT 10:00 am (PST) OR Friday, August 28TH, AT 5:00 pm (PST)
You won't want to miss this FREE upcoming virtual seminar hosted by From Grief To Growth,
discussing traumatic grief, specifically...
How traumatic grief differs from traditional grief.
Techniques to contain and cope with symptoms of both trauma and loss.
How growth IS possible during traumatic grief.
Register now to secure your spot! Space is limited and is secured on a first come-first-serve basis.
This seminar will not be available for replay so make sure to select the day and time that
best fits your schedule and register ASAP.
For more info and to register go to: http://ow.ly/6WHq50B1KXw
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
FREE Webinar - The Power of Presence: 3 Ways to Support a Friend or Loved One with Traumatic GriefRead Now
The Power of Presence: 3 Ways to Support a Friend or Loved One with Traumatic Grief
Presented by Jennifer R. Levin, PhD, of From Grief to Growth
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:00 am (PST)
Watching a friend or loved one grieve the death of someone they love is heartbreaking.
Often we feel helpless by our inability to ease their pain and unsure of what to say or do.
This webinar will address why individuals grieving a traumatic loss have different
needs and how to support those you love during this difficult time. The webinar will
examine why it may be difficult to express appropriate sentiments to someone who is
grieving, and why our responses are often inadequate.
The webinar will also focus on…
Please share the registration link with anyone you know that may also benefit it.
Register for FREE at: https://fromgrieftogrowth.mykajabi.com/the-power-of-presence-webinar
3 Tips for Talking to Children, Adolescents, and Teens about Traumatic Grief - Webinar ReplayRead Now
3 Tips for Talking to Children, Adolescents, and Teens about Traumatic Grief
When it comes to talking with adolescents and teens about the loss of a loved one,
many adults are unsure what and how much to say. This webinar explores how to
communicate with adolescents and teens about death and loss in an age appropriate manner.
It also covers normal grief responses among adolescent and teens and
identify red flags that may indicate maladaptive grief.
Watch the FREE replay at: https://tinyurl.com/3tipstraumaticgrief
Suicide Survivor Grief - Life After LossOnline Event Hosted By EricsHouse.orgRead Now
Suicide Survivor Grief - Life After Loss
Online Event Hosted By EricsHouse.org
Join Guest Speaker Jill McMahon, LPC and Board Member at EricsHouse,
and Loss Survivor Marianne Gouveia (Eric’s Mom) on
Monday, May 18, 2020, at 5:30 PM (PST)
for a candid discussion of suicide loss and what the healing journey
looks likes from the perspective of a counselor who is an expert in suicide
loss and trauma, and from a mother who lost a son to suicide after a long
struggle with addiction. You will learn how surviving a suicide loss is
possible, how healthy approaches to stigma and be used,
and ways to help yourself with healing along the way.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT.
Register at: https://www.ericshouse.org/events/
Living with Traumatic Grief: 3 Questions to Guide Your Grief
FREE webinar hosted by From Grief To Growth
Monday, May 18, 2020 at 10:00 am (PST).
Register now at:
Three Reasons Why All Grief During COVID-19 is Traumatic: New Strategies for Healing - FREE ReplayRead Now
Three Reasons Why All Grief During COVID-19 is Traumatic: New Strategies for Healing
If you have lost a loved one during this unique time, please join Jennifer R. Levin, MFT, PhD, MFC,
of From Grief To Growth for this FREE 30 minute webinar.
Watch the FREE replay: https://fromgrieftogrowth.com/grief-covid-19-resources/
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Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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