Upcoming Grief Trainings and Grief Workshops

What’s Your Grief offers online and in-person grief training, workshops, and webinars for grieving people and grief support professionals. Using an accessible approach and a combination of practical and creative tools, we strive to help participants apply theories, tools, and techniques related to grief, loss, and other behavioral sciences to their lives and to the lives of those they serve.

[Online CEU Event]

Date: August 27, 2020
Credits: 3
Time: 1:00pm – 4:15pm EST
Place: Online

Grief is the normal and natural reaction to any significant loss, whether that is a bereavement loss or a non-death loss. This session will assist professionals in understanding the unique aspects of family grief while experiencing addiction within the family and coping with a substance-related death. It will cover the research in the identification of ambiguous grief and disenfranchised grief while introducing basic tools and interventions for supporting individuals experiencing these types of losses.

[Online Webinar Event]

Understanding Traumatic Grief and Post-Traumatic Growth

Date: September 14, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

When someone experiences a traumatic death, their challenges become two-fold. One, they must cope with the trauma and two, they have to deal with their grief. The experiences of trauma and grief are two different things unto themselves, yet after a traumatic death, they get thrown into one big emotional blender. Things get tangled, thoughts, and emotions get fused, and people sometimes find themselves utterly stuck. Understandably, it is not uncommon for people who’ve experienced a traumatic death to experience significantly more intense, pervasive, and prolonged symptoms. In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Modern grief theory and modern trauma theory
  • The difference between traumatic grief reactions in contrast to “normal” grief responses
  • What is meant by post-traumatic growth (PTG) and what it may look like in the context of life after loss.

[Online Webinar Event]

Tradition, Ritual, and Continuing Bonds in Grief

Date: November 16, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

In 1996, the authors of the book Continuing Bonds: New Understandings of Grief shed light on a significant bereavement concept. Their work questioned linear models of grief that are supposed to lead to things like acceptance, detachment, and new life and suggested that it’s normal for the bereaved to continue their bond with the deceased.

Additionally, we will pay special attention to coping with changing rituals and traditions at the holidays and explore ideas for connecting with deceased loved ones as a way of managing holiday grief and maintaining your continued bond with those who have died.