Grief is emotional, not logical.
Stop and think for a moment about what you learned on how to cope with emotionally painful events when you were a child. The chances are that your parents gave you a list of logical sounding reasons why you should not feel sad. Did any of those reasons honestly make you feel any better? Probably not! The problem is that grief is emotional, not logical.
More likely than not, you simply learned to hide those painful feelings deep inside, rather than express them, because no matter what anyone said, you never really felt any better! This is not because your parents or elders were trying to pass on misinformation to you. They were simply passing on to you the same things they were told as children! Up until now, there was really no useful information that parents could learn on how to effectively help their children successfully deal with the pain of a broken heart!
Helping Children With Loss Program
The creation of the Helping Children With Loss Program, by the Grief Recovery Institute, has changed that. Now you can learn tools that will not only help them today, but for the rest of their lives as well. They will also have to proper tools to cope with whatever grief may impact their lives and later to pass on to their children as well. Your participation in this program can make a real difference for generations to come!
This program is not only designed to help parents, but teachers, school counselors and everyone else who has contact with children. These skills can be of enormous value no matter what loss a child has experienced, including, but not limited to the loss a parent, grandparent, sibling, a divorce in the family, or even the loss of a pet.
What this program offers:
Unlike the other programs offered by Aspen's Angels, which focus on taking specific personal loss action, this is an educational program, designed to give you the tools to help children.
This approach allows you to work with a Grief Recovery Method Specialist, in a group educational setting with other parents and people working regularly with children.
Each of these four meetings will last roughly two and a half hours.
Your Specialist will take you through the materials spelled out in “When Children Grieve,” as well as how to actually utilize this information in helping each child with their individual loss issues.
As part of this process, you will work with sample situations you will face in listening to a child and being able to offer effective assistance in dealing with their emotional feelings.
While you may come into this program with a specific loss that has impacted your child in mind, your Specialist will lead you through the process of looking at all of the emotional losses that could touch a child’s heart, and how to help them work through these issues.
Even though you are working in a group setting, your personal focus will be in learning how to work with your own child on an individual basis.
These groups include a weekly commitment to total honestly and absolute confidentiality, so that you can comfortably share your feelings.
As part of this process, we may sometimes break into small groups the cover the weekly assignments. If more than one family member attends this program, they will be in separate smaller groups, to assure a greater sense of privacy and the chance to better process what they are learning.
Next class begins August 3rd (In Person)
Class runs 4 consecutive weeks and are 2.5 hours long (total 10 Hours)
August 3, 2021 5:00pm
August 10, 2021 5:00pm
August 17, 2021 5:00pm
August 24, 2021 5:00pm
The cost of the class is $295
Limited seating available
10 Continuing Education Credits through the MT Office of Public Instruction available upon completion of class
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