Joyce Marie Sheldon ... author, inspirational speaker
Growing in Broken Places
A Conference on Grief
"... life breaks us all sometimes, but some grow strong in broken places."
paraphrased from Ernest Hemingway
This conference will provide a supportive, therapeutic and educational learning experience
for those who are grieving - no matter what the loss - loss of a family member or friend through death, loss of good health or financial security, loss of a relationship, a home, and more.
All losses deserve our attention - otherwise we tend to bury them and allow them to occupy space in our hearts. By acknowledging the existence of grief, understanding grief and growing thru it, we can become more than we ever thought possible.
This conference contains powerful, yet simple, inter-active exercises that will unlock the doors of the heart long held shut to avoid pain. The conference is guided by my book, From Fear to Faith, which takes the journey through the 5 "cities" of transition.
"The hospice organization is blessed
to have you among us!"
Director of Volunteer Services
Hospice of Iredell County, NC
AT THE END OF THIS CONFERENCE participants will be able to:
~ identify the potential for individual and professional growth through the experiences of grief,
~ compare and contrast the impact of coping strategies for a variety of losses,
* unacknowledged loss
* loss of a child, spouse, etc.
* loss of a relationship
* loss of health, home, job
~ identify helpful strategies for the health care professional who is called upon to serve those who are grieving
~ identify symptoms and gain insight into grief
~ describe how to make grief manageable
~ discuss the grief experience of others and offer helpful insights