Embracing Grief with Hope

2024 Conference

Embracing Grief with Hope

Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Director, Center for Loss & Life Transition

Dr. Alan Wolfelt has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counsellors. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. He serves as Director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition and is on the faculty of the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care. Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief-related topics, offers trainings for caregivers, and has written many bestselling books and other resources on grief for both caregivers and grieving people.

He is the author of more than eighty bestselling books on grief and loss, including Understanding Your Grief and When Grief is Complicated: A Model for Therapists to Understand, Identify, and Companion Grievers Lost in the Wilderness of Complicated Grief.

Contact

Everyone is invited to attend. If you know anyone who may benefit from this opportunity, please let them know. For more information, email grief-loss [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: 2024%20Embracing%20Grief%20with%20Hope%20Conference)

Conference Accommodation

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Registration Rates and Deadline

In Person

  Date Time Early Bird* Regular
Understanding Your Grief: Touchstones for Hope and Healing

May 7

7 pm to 9 pm $40 $50
When Grief is Complicated: "A Model to Understand Identity, and Companion Grievers" May 8 9 am to 4 pm $175 $200
Full-Day Conference     $200 $225

Online

  • $175 Full Conference
  • $150 Student and Alumni

Deadline

  • Early Bird*: Before March 30, 2024
  • In-person: April 29, 2024
  • Online: May 5, 2024

Register

Understanding Your Grief: Touchstones for Hope and Healing

May 7 | 7pm–9pm

During this evening’s session, we will be helped in understanding how loss influences our lives. We will be encouraged to embrace the uniqueness of our grief, quietly reflect on our feelings of loss, learn about the six essential needs we all have when someone dies.

We shall learn to understand the difference between “reconciling” your grief and “resolving” our grief.

Everyone is invited to attend. Special attention is given to those who are presently experiencing grief in their lives. If you know anyone who may benefit from this opportunity, please let them know.

When Grief is Complicated: "A Model to Understand Identity, and Companion Grievers"

May 8 | 9am-4pm

After a significant loss, grief is normal and necessary. But sometimes as mourners, grief becomes stuck, or made more complex by especially difficult circumstances surrounding the death or complications surrounding the nature of the relationship.

The seminar content will include exploring the origins of complicated grief, risk factors, common symptoms and provide specific guidance on caring for complicated grievers.

Come join us and learn about the important body of knowledge from one of North America’s leading clinical thanatologists.