Seasonal Transitions and Grief: A Gathering For All Grievers

Seasonal Transitions and Grief: A Gathering For All Grievers

Spring has arrived! For many of us freshly bloomed flowers, warmer weather, and more social gatherings instill a feeling of excitement and possibility.

However, for those who have lost a loved one, this transition can feel counter to the internal experience of anger and despair that so often accompany the grief journey. The exuberance of spring contradicts our feelings of fatigue, hopelessness, and despair. This contradiction can increase our sense of loneliness and our desire to isolate ourselves from others.

This workshop is intended to support grievers in connecting to the healing potential of seasonal transitions. Participants will have the opportunity to consider how their grief is transitioning to spring, and to consider ways that the shift of season can provide comfort and a renewed sense of hope. The workshop welcomes participants at all stages of the grief journey and encourages you to come exactly as you are. You can expect opportunities to sit back and reflect, as well as time to share about both your relationship to spring, and your grief journey, with fellow participants.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 7 – 8 PM ET

Where: Online

Cost: FREE! Or with an optional donation to support COPE families. Reserve your spot on our Eventbrite Page

About the Facilitator:

Amy Milano, LCSW

Amy Milano is a clinical social worker with a background in childhood trauma and nature-based education. Her experience spans clinical social work in hospital settings, home-based nature preschools and homeschools, and nature education in the public schools in Kingston, NY. Amy holds a certification in TCTSY (Trauma Centered Trauma Sensitive Yoga) through the Justice Resource Institute. Her intimate understanding of the grief process stems from her personal experience of losing her older brother Dan to cancer at age 17. Over the last 25 years she has journeyed with grief in both the professional and personal realm and brings a depth of knowledge that she is excited to share with others.

 

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The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising form any information or exercises provided in this program.

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