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“Exploring Grief Wisdom, A Path of Healing” with Charlene Ray, MSW – May 17th

Join us Monday May 17th at 6 pm EST for “Exploring Grief Wisdom, A Path of Healing” with Charlene Ray, MSW


From Charlene:
Please join me for an introduction to walking the path of the grief wisdom wheel.
This is a unique way of exploring grief and creating a plan to nurture yourself during times of grief. It is a culmination of my work over the years developing self-care plans, soul mapping, and working with the Celtic medicine wheel. We will start in the center, grounding ourselves in our own inner wisdom, and then travel the wheel in the four directions to explore the gifts of the elements (earth, air, fire, and water).
We will discuss an overview of the wheel, how grief and nature are connected, reflecting on our own personal relationship with grief, and gaining tools for accessing our inner wisdom. We will focus on self-compassion and care of the heart as we explore the ways grief has touched our lives.
Online: Zoom Link to be provided to registrants
Date: Monday May 17th 2021
Time: 6pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by: Charlene Ray
Interested? RSVP and register at EventBrite by clicking here.
Donations requested to support COPE families
About Charlene:
Charlene Ray, MSW is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and has been in practice as a therapist, grief guide, and workshop facilitator for 35 years. She works for Forefront Suicide Prevention as a coach and trainer.
Charlene studied mindful self-compassion, nature-based therapies, rites of passage, suicide prevention, grief and loss therapy, and blends all of the traditions and techniques, with her intuitive work, to create an individualized and powerful experience for each client and program she facilitates.
Charlene teaches mindfulness in the school, K-6, and facilitates Mindful Self-Compassion for the Bereaved.
Charlene has led programs for school districts and organizations on various mental health topics and is a frequent speaker at Sno-Isle Library Issues that Matter events. She presented a 2020 TEDx talk on Seeing Grief in a New Light.
Connect with Charlene here: charleneray.com

“From Hurt to Hope”

Join us for three Wednesday sessions May 19, May 26, June 2 at 6:00 pm EST

Join COPELife After Loss A.N.D.R.E. and Your Grief Specialist for this special series including conversations on: 
  • Supporting families and communities of color living with loss, including men and fathers
  • Healing through traumatic and complicated grief, including loss to gun violence
  • Supporting parents, families and siblings living with the loss of a child, brother or sister
  • Healing from loss connected to youth, including the loss of young people and the losses young people face 
Dates: Wednesdays May 19, May 26, June 2
Time: 6:00 pm EST
Online: Secure Zoom Link to be provided to registrants
Limited spaces available. Sold out!

With Pinelawn Cemetery – Registration will open in May 2021 through Pinelawn.com

Workshop: ““Grief and Loss in the Time of COVID-19” – with Dr. Deborah Carr

Date and Time: Tuesday June 22nd 2021 from 6 – 7 PM Eastern

About Deborah:

Deborah Carr is Professor and Chair of Sociology at Boston University. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997.  Dr. Carr has held faculty positions at University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and most recently at Rutgers University, where she was acting director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research. Her research interests include aging and the life course, psychosocial factors influences on health over the life course, and end-of-life issues. Her book Golden Years: Social Inequalities in Later Life (2019, Russell Sage) received the 2020 Kalish Innovative Publication Award from the Gerontological Society of America. The book delves into the ways that persistent race, class, and gender inequalities shape experiences of old age in the United States. She is co-editor (with Kenneth Ferraro) of the Handbook of Aging & the Social Sciences, 9th ed(2021, Elsevier).

Full bio: http://sites.bu.edu/deborahcarr/

Connect with Deborah:

Deborah’s Website: http://sites.bu.edu/deborahcarr/

Deborah’s Email: carrds@bu.edu 

Deborah’s Twitter Handle: @Deborah20935886

Sample of Deborah’s work: “Bereavement in the Time of Coronavirus”:


*The information shared in these programs are 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 from any information or exercises provided in these programs.