Exploring the Depths of Loss and Grief

Presented and developed by Amelia Carroll, MS, LMHC, CT

Explore the many aspects and experiences of loss and grief from various perspectives.  That exploration, in turn, will lead towards deeper self-awareness, increased attentiveness toward others who are grieving, and greater skillfulness in helping those who are dealing with issues of loss and grief.

Being present is central to caring for those who are grieving.  You can bring confidence and hope to the suffering by helping those who are grieving process through their cycle of grief and move toward transformative growth.  Grief work is frightening and painful; it takes courage to move through the process in ways that encourage and promote personal growth.  In this experiential workshop, you will discover tools, techniques, strategies, ceremonies and rituals to more effectively help yourself and your clients move through the grief process.  This workshop offers solutions that you can begin using the very next day to engage and empower your clients.

Learning objectives:

  • Recall losses in your own life and identify the reactions associated with those losses
  • Identify examples of societal attitudes toward the grief that comes with the impact of losses on our lives
  • Recognize and describe the process of grief through a variety of perspectives and teachings
  • Develop skills to better understand and more effectively communicate with the grieving individual
  • Outline strategies, ceremonies and rituals for positive grief resolution
  • Apply what you learn to be more motivated to live now, take risks, and accomplish life's goals through self-awareness assessments and the creation of a life's creed.

What attendees are saying on their evaluations:

"This was the perfect mix of interactive activities, personal reflections, and teaching."

"Great workshop!"

"Loved the inclusion of ritual and activities, engagement and participation with attendees.  Very effective.  Thank you!"

"Training was very beneficial for me personally and professionally."


Continuing Education (CE) Information

6 CEs

Cascadia Training is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Amelia Carroll, MS, LMHC, CT

Amelia Carroll MS, LMHC, CT is a licensed mental health counselor with nearly 25 years' experience in the healing professions.  Certified in Thanatology: the study of dying, death and bereavement, she has dedicated herself to helping others develop better ways of dealing with the issues of loss, grief, serious illness, and end-of-life care as a group, retreat and workshop facilitator, classroom instructor and religious educator.  In addition to a private practice, Ms. Carroll's rich history of work experience includes hospitals, hospices, a cancer treatment center, funeral home and nursing homes where she has worked doing research on spirituality and healing, as a bereavement coordinator, mind-body therapist and chaplain.  She earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Seattle Pacific University, acquired studies and training in world religions, spirituality, healing and integrated medicine.

Along with her Certification in Thanatology, she most recently received Certification in Spiritual Direction from the Sacred Art of Living Center, Living and Dying Series and Anamcara Project.  Singing with a Threshold Choir at the bedside of those who are ill and dying has added another dimension to her work and study in the field of death and dying.  With a strong desire to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from the effects of life-threatening illness, in addition to her work, she was a committee member on the 1996 World Gathering on Bereavement, helped develop the first Children's Hospice in Russia through the St. Petersburg-Seattle Sisters Church Program and has had continuous involvement and a resource to others on the End-of-Life Consensus Coalition.  Currently, Amelia serves as a Board Member on AHAT-Homecare (Affordable Housing and Treatment) in Tacoma.  Amelia has been interviewed and featured on radio and in many newspaper and magazine articles and through her extensive travel she has been honored to address students and professionals on mental health issues both nationally and internationally.

For more information about Amelia and her work, visit her website at:  www.sacredspiritpassages.net

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