In this four hour presentation, you will learn: (1) The five stages of loss - Stages of Grief by Bowlby and Parkes will be included; (2) The difference between "normal grieving and "pathological grieving"; (3) Nonverbal ways of helping the bereaved. Grief affects everyone in life. How we deal with it, express it, grieve and move on in life depend on our ego strengths, our coping strategies and our past losses. Most of us will work with people in our practice, who have experienced loss in some way. How they have dealt with it and how it impacts their lives will be looked at and discussed. Whether it is loss of a child, or a parent or a spouse, we have to grieve, heal and move forward. Helpful Do's and Don'ts for the bereaved will be included. This workshop will focus on healing attitudes and constructive strategies to move forward.
Presenter: MARILYN STOLZMAN, Ph.D.
is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Woodland Hills, CA. She is a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotist since l982. Involved with the H.O.P.E. Unit Foundation for Bereavement, Loss and Transition for over 25 years, she has been the Executive Director since l997. H.O.P.E. offers ongoing weekly bereavement support groups in the community led by licensed therapists. In her private practice, she works with individuals and couples with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, health, bereavement and stress management. Dr. Stolzman is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She is co-author of THE HEALING POWER OF GRIEF: The Journey Through Loss to Life and Laughter and THE HEALING POWER OF LOVE: Transcending The Loss Of A Spouse to New Love by Sourcebooks.
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