Our pinnacle program’s holistic approach to supporting the bereaved is a clear distinction between other models that focus on treating, fixing, curing, analyzing, and resolving another’s grief. Instead, it teaches participants ‘the beginner’s mind”, how to hold space, and, according to Dr. Alan Wolfelt, how to be “authentically present to the mourner, allowing the mourner to teach and guide you, and even being a temporary guardian of the person’s soul.”
Honoring Grief, Intending to Heal is exceptionally powerful because it is experiential, allowing one to mend their own emotional wounds while learning to support others.
This program helps to increase one’s capacity to support the bereaved as attendees increase their knowledge, competence, and confidence. It improves one’s ability to identify roadblocks to healing, effectively facilitate small groups, and establish healthy boundaries of self-care while supporting others. It also provides attendees with insight and practices through some of their own growth and healing.
Our approach to grief can also integrate and greatly enhance any modality of support for the bereaved.
What You’ll Learn …
- Articulate contemporary models of grieving, and grief responses, during the mourning process.
- Cultivate a “beginner’s mind” approach to companioning the bereaved.
- Create and hold a safe space for the bereaved.
- Apply the companioning philosophy as a modality of supporting the bereaved.
- Develop active listening, questioning, and facilitator skills.
- Put in to practice the ‘Five Guidepost’ approach to help guide the bereaved through the grief process.
- Understand sustainable and intentional self-care.
- Identify values and beliefs that impact one’s approach to self-care
- Define five pillars for one’s own self-care practice.