My Grief Care

The Grief Brief-Issue 2

We are continually on the lookout for great resources and helpful information for your grief journey. We cannot vouch for each one of these resources and do not receive any compensation for sharing them. We encourage you to see if any seem right for you.   Please share this with a friend. 🙂 Anne-Marie & Ron

Hello Friend, We hope that with the variety of things we share in this newsletter, you will be able to find something to support your grieving journey.  Remember, this is not a journey to take alone.  Support is vital and takes effort to find so we hope this will make it a bit easier.   

EVENTS:

Take Charge of Me Webinar (Widows & Widowers – This is hosted by Wings for Widows, one of our favorite organizations.). June 1 6-7pm CST After someone you love dies, there are many matters to address. At the same time, the emotional impact of your loss may make it hard to focus on all the practical, financial, and legal steps you’ll need to take. This one-hour free webinar for the newly-widowed, Take Charge of Me!, will help new widows and widowers start off on the right foot with need-to-know information and help avoiding common – and often costly – mistakes.   

National Men in Grief Day (MenMay 30 Every year over 450,000 men suffer the death of spouse or partner. Even more men must deal with the death of a parent, sibling, child, or a grandchild. For many reasons these men suffer and grieve in isolation and loneliness. “National Men In Grief Day” is designed to raise awareness of this situation. Men in our culture are expected to be strong, resilient, and able to cope on their own. The National Widowers’ Organization and  Men’s Grief Network, declared this special day on May 30. It is designed to raise public awareness about a problem which is largely unrecognized and scarcely addressed. They have organized a special webinar.This webinar is featuring a forum of men sharing their stories and the resources available to help them. Please join us on May 30, 2023 @ 8:30-9:15pm EST. You can register by clicking here.   

Compassionate Friends National Conference (Parents who have lost any age child).July7-9 Denver, CO An enriching and supportive event for many newer and long-time bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. Attendees come and find renewed hope and support, as well as strategies for coping with grief, all while making friendships with other bereaved people who truly understand the heartbreaking loss of a child, sibling, or grandchild. Lifelong friendships are often formed and rekindled each year at TCF conferences.    

Camp Widow  (Widows) July 14-16, 2023 San Diego,CA This is for anyone who has lost a partner. We are excited to be speaking at it!  

The Next Chapter Healing Retreat for Widows  (Widows) Aug.4-7, Nov. 3-6, Orange, CA) This is our powerful program that we do with only 4 widows.  It’s an incredible time of hope and healing and is perfect if you are overwhelmed or stuck in your grief.  You want to get better but have no idea what to do. Check out the details and testimonials at the link above or schedule a clarity call to see if this is a good fit for you here.  

Camp Sunrise (Children ages 6-17)July 28-30 Lyndale, Texas Camp Sunrise, formerly Camp Erin, is a FREE weekend bereavement camp for children ages 6 to 17, which provides a safe place for children to share their grief with peers who have also suffered the loss of a loved one. Licensed counselors and trained facilitators lead children and teens through fun, high-energy activities, which provide healthy ways to express feelings and help develop coping strategies for their journey toward hope & healing.    

SUPPORT FOR LOSS BY SUICIDE:

Our Video Series on Loss by Suicide Losing someone is hard enough but loss by suicide makes things more complicated and painful. This series addresses the unique grief, feelings and responses to this type of loss.   Suicide Support Groups Suicide loss survivors share a singular bond. Although each person’s situations is unique, people tend to experience similar feelings, questions, and stages of grief. Support groups provide a good opportunity to meet others who understand and can result in deep friendships.  

Supporting Children & Teens After A Suicide Death Explaining the suicide of a loved one to a child or teen can feel overwhelming – and heartbreaking. We want to protect our children from the shock and pain of loss – and yet we can’t. This section contains information and resources to help you help your grieving child.  

Sign Up for Healing Emails for Mothers  This series is designed especially for mothers and mother figures who have lost children to suicide. Each email contains wisdom from the survivor community and messages of hope, comfort, and support.  

PODCASTS:

While We’re Waiting (Parents) FOR bereaved parents BY bereaved parents.  

Mindfulness and Grief   (All) Features compassionate insights for coping with grief and life after loss. Designed for bereaved people and grief professionals, you will learn how a mindful approach to grief can help you deal with difficult emotions, cultivate self-care and self-compassion, and honor the relationship that remains.   

APPS:

The Good Grief App(All) A social network for loss.  

ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

Grieving the Loss of a Sibling  The uniqueness of sibling loss.  We often cause this “the forgotten loss” as many siblings don’t get much support or acknowledgement in their grief.  

10 Ways to Overcome Grief Related Anxiety. A step-by-step guide to managing the monster sibling of grief.  
Game-Planning Your Grief: 5 Tips for Returning to Work. The funeral’s over and you’re expected back in the office.  

The Healing P
ower of Writing in Grief Recovery  
Finding Moments of Refreshment for Your Soul in the Midst of Grief    

WHAT ARE YOUR GRIEF QUESTIONS? Submit your grief question here and we will do our best to address it on one of our Grief Talk videos.   

ENCOURAGING QUOTES   “Tears water our growth.”   William Shakespeare

“Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?” Author unknown
“What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.”
Jewish proverb
“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”
Author unknown
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  Your pain is real.  So is hope & healing!  Hang in there dear friend.  

Warmly,

Anne-Marie & Ron  

Anne-Marie Lockmyer & Ron Gray, LMFT

Grief & Trauma Specialists, Authors, Speakers

Grief & Trauma Healing Network, LLC  

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