“When Someone Grieves” Workshop to be held March 13

When some one we know experiences loss, it can be difficult to know how to console them. We may be at a loss for words, uncomfortable with their expression of deep emotions or confused as to what is a normal grief response.

On Saturday  March 13 2009, 1-5pm, Sharon Lukert will facilitate a workshop “When Someone Grieves” at Maplewood Terrace, 620 Garfield Avenue, Viroqua.

In this workshop we will review the normal grieving process and how to support others who are experiencing loss and grief.

We cannot be truly present for someone’s grief unless we are familiar and comfortable with our assumptions and beliefs and our own sense of loss. We will explore in a safe, supportive environment how to touch into our tender heart of sadness, which will allow us to be more fully present for someone else who is grieving.

Using experiential exercises we will explore Compassionate Listening Skills and the development of authentic presence in order to support others through their grief process.

Cost of the workshop is $30. To register, call Susan Nesbitt at 608-606-4566

Sharon Lukert is a Chaplain, Nurse, End-of-Life Care and Bereavement Counselor who has provided professional, compassionate care to individuals within the hospital, skilled nursing facility and private home settings for more than twenty years. She has facilitated workshops and support groups for professionals and the public on grieving, death and dying since 1999. Her workshops combine group discussion, experiential exercises and meditation techniques to allow individuals to explore and enhance their awareness and understanding of these complex issues in a safe and supportive environment.

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