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Helping Children with Loss

HCWL

A FOUR-WEEK COMMITMENT

A LIFETIME OF BENEFITS

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An interactive program that teaches adults how to effectively help children cope with the death of a loved one, divorce, pet loss, moving, and many other life stressors.

Most adults want to do whatever they can to protect the children in their care from the painful moments and events that touch their lives. In trying to “protect” them, however, we often do not realize that we are inadvertently passing on to them the same bits of “misinformation” on dealing with grief that we learned as children.

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Grief is Emotional, not Logical.

Stop and think for a moment about what you learned about how to cope with emotionally painful events when you were a child. Chances are that your parents gave you a list of logical-sounding reasons why you should not feel sad.

  • Time heals all wounds

  • Don't feel bad

  • Be strong for others

  • Replace the loss

  • Cry alone

  • Bury your feelings

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Delayed Grief is Cumulative & Cumulatively Negative

Did any of those reasons honestly make you feel any better? Probably not! The problem is that grief is emotional, not logical. Burying the normal and natural emotions that arise from loss events and difficulties only delays healing our pain. Eventually, it becomes too great a burden to bear, and as we carry it into adulthood, it results in negative behaviors towards ourselves and others, often with devastating impacts.

Learn Tools to Help Them Today and For the Rest of Their Lives

The Grief Recovery Method®

Learn effective tools to cope in an emotionally healthy way with whatever grief may impact the life of a child. As they grow to understand the nature of grief and the appropriate role their emotions have to play in dealing with loss, they will carry the principles into their adult life, benefitting future relationships.

 

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 anyone who has children under their care. These skills can be of enormous value no matter what loss a child has experienced, including but not limited to the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling, a divorce in the family, or even the loss of a pet.

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The essence of the program is teaching children that giving voice to their emotions is healthy and acceptable and that there are adults who are willing and eager to let them express what they feel. Neither children nor adults can heal what they are not allowed to feel.

What To Expect

FOUR WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM

Helping Children with Loss Program via Zoom (link to be provided)

Unlike the other programs offered by the Grief Recovery Institute, which focus on taking specific personal loss action, this educational program is designed to give you the tools to help children.

Each of the four meetings in the program will last between two and two and a half hours.

While you may come into this program with a specific loss in mind that has impacted your child, you will be led 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.

Participants will be guided through “When Children Grieve,” as well as how to utilize this information in helping each child with their individual loss issues.

Even though you are working in a group setting, your personal focus will be on learning how to work individually with your own child or children under your care.

As part of the 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.

We sometimes break into small groups to cover the weekly assignments. If more than one family member attends this program, they will be in separate groups to assure a greater sense of privacy and the chance to better process what they are learning.

These groups include a weekly commitment to total honesty and absolute confidentiality so that you can comfortably share your feelings.

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Helping Children with Loss Can Be Life-changing!

As an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist, certified and trained by The Grief Recovery Institute, I’ll guide you throughout the program in a group educational setting with other parents and people regularly working with children.

Click the button above to learn how to enroll in the next 4-week program or to form your own group.