COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL EVENT:
There are multiple professional programs and publications that focus on loss and grief. Few, however, focus on fear of loss and fear of the resultant emotional pain. Yet, fear of emotional pain fosters numbing behaviors that separate people from their “real” self. Fear of emotional pain interferes with learning how to use loss, failure, and disappointments as a passport into the larger self. In a grief-fearing American culture, loss is perceived as failure and grieving is viewed as destructive. Yet, grief is the natural, normal expression of loss; unmourned loss is the destructive culprit. Boxing up emotional pain causes our vitality, personhood, and passion to get boxed up as well. Learning how to develop a different relationship with the part of self-carrying emotional pain is the secret for living a passion-filled life. This video presentation provides a perspective that is sure to expand your viewpoint about how to cultivate: a healthy relationship with the part of self-carrying emotional pain, self-compassion, and personal intimacy. The value and role of therapeutic ceremonies and rituals to navigate difficult losses and transitions is also addressed. The program is 105 minutes, with an additional 15-minute post-program discussion required for CE credits.
National Lecturer and author Deborah Grassman cared for more than 10,000 dying veterans over a 30-year career. Now she shares what those veterans taught her about the burden of Soul Injury, an emotional wound caused by unmourned loss and unforgiven guilt/shame.
Join us in a free presentation of Liberating Unmourned Loss: Restoring Wholeness after Soul Injury on Tuesday, September 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the BSA Hospice of the Southwest office, 5211 SW 9th, Ste. 100, Amarillo, TX.
2 CE’s are available at a cost of $14 per certificate through Hospice Foundation of America.
Please register by calling Laura Scott, LMSW, at 806-350-7655.
DAY OF THE DEAD FUN RUN:
Friday, November 2 at 5:30 PM - 10 PM
John Stiff Memorial Park Gazebo
4800 Bell St, Amarillo, Texas 79109
Day of the Dead FUN RUN! A Celebration of Life
5K Run or 1 Mile Walk (NOT A CHIPPED RUN)
Race Starts at 7 PM
Family Activities: Starting at 5:30 PM
-Alters/ Ofrendas, Face Painting, Food, COCO Movie, Music, Drawings for Prizes and More
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