Have you ever felt unsure of what to say or do in the face of death, illness, or divorce? You’re not alone. We are not taught how to walk alongside someone who is grieving, so we try to put away the pain. We may say things like, "You're young, you'll remarry!" or "Don't worry, you will have other children!" because we’re trying to say the right thing, but really we’re missing the mark. By trying to rescue a grieving person from their very difficult feelings, what we really do is cause them to feel isolated, alone and unable to share. In this session, we will explore ways to hold space for people who are grieving and will learn how to care for ourselves in that process.
This program is led by Jamie Sarche. Jamie is the director of pre-planning at Feldman Mortuary. A seasoned speaker, she brings deep experience in death care to a broad range of audiences around the country, sharing insights and approaches on how to have those difficult conversations and how to address sensitive issues. Extending well beyond death and dying, her message resonates across industries and individuals, bridging her passion to demystify death while enlightening communicators on overcoming challenging conversations.
This session is just one part of an eight-part series on Navigating Grief and Loss. You can attend as many or as few sessions as you would like. Registration is required for each individual session. Email email@example.com if you need assistance or have questions. The sessions in the series are:
Understanding Grief -- Friday, December 4 @ 3 PM
Losing a Loved One During COVID: Ritual and Connection When We Can't Be Together -- Friday, December 11 @ 3 PM
Reflective Life Writing Workshop: Making Meaning Out Of Grief -- Friday, December 18 @ 3 PM
Collective Loss and Grief During COVID -- Friday, January 8 @ 3PM
Coping With COVID-Induced Grief and Anxiety -- Thursday, January 14 @ 2 PM
Grief In The LGBTQ Community -- Friday, January 15 @ 3 PM
Sex After Grief: Navigating Your Sexuality After Losing Your Beloved -- January 22 @ 3 PM
•Session Eight: The Gift Of Your Presence: Supporting Someone Who Is Grieving -- January 29 @ 3 PM
This series is funded by the NextFifty Initiative.
This program will be presented on Zoom. Registration required below to get the Zoom link for this program. Once you have registered, you will receive an e-mail the day before the program with instructions on how to join. For best results, download Zoom prior to the event.
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