Wellness Day

How to Nurture Yourself While Grieving

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Presented by Gilchrist Grief Services and Evans Funeral Chapel

Held at The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
6501 N. Charles St., Towson, MD 21204

Registration is required by October 24. Fees include all materials, refreshments and lunch.
Individuals: $20.00 or Families: $30.00

For more information or to register, please contact Christine Broderick at 443.849.8251 or cbroderick@gilchristcares.org.

About Wellness Day

Grieving the death of a loved one is a complex journey. It is a unique process for every individual, with no easy, prescribed path or timetable to follow. How we feel, what the loss means to us, and the way we choose to cope with our grief differs for each of us.

The journey we face after the death of a loved one is very difficult and stressful. This seminar is designed to give attendees an opportunity to learn new coping skills, to better understand their feelings, and come away with a renewed sense of hope for the future.

Program

9:00 – 9:30
Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 9:45
Welcome

9:45 – 11:00
Keynote Address: “Self-Compassion as Self Care For Grief” by Heather Stang, M.A.

11:00 – 11:15
Break

11:15 – 12:30
Workshops

12:30 – 1:30
Lunch

1:30 – 2:30
Endnote Presentation

Workshops

With your registration, you will select one of the following workshops to attend:

A. Grief Pathways: Beginning the Journey
Grief is a natural healing response to loss; it is a
journey that can be painful, long and unpredictable.
This workshop will explore the stages of grief and
provide participants to recognize, accept and cope
with the emotions associated with the death of a loved one.

B. Keeping Memories Alive: Create a Keepsake
This workshop will provide participants with the
opportunity to create a personal keepsake as a way
to honor and remember their loved one. Participants
will leave the workshop with a tangible symbol of love and remembrance. No artistic talent required.

C. Spirituality and Grief
This workshop will explore “spirituality” and its role in grief. Specifically, regardless of one’s faith tradition, how does loss affect one’s spiritual life, and how does one’s spirituality affect how one responds to grief and loss.

D. Hope for the Holidays When You Are
Grieving
The upcoming holidays can be challenging when faced with the loss of a loved one. Join us to learn strategies for coping while celebrating the life of your loved one.