COEUR d’ALENE – The North Idaho Hospice in Coeur d’Alene will host two special workshops this week for community members and professionals.
A community event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The topic will be âExploring death, mourning and mourning for the communityâ. Admission is free, but donations of $ 10 will be accepted.
From 9 am to 3:30 pm Friday, the topic will be âExploring the characteristics of sudden death, suicidal grief and trauma loss, for professionalsâ. This will serve as vocational training. Tickets cost $ 150. There is a waiting list.
Internationally renowned author, educator and bereavement counselor Alan Wolfelt will present these programs. A recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling Death Educator Award, Wolfelt is Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is known in the United States and Canada for his educational contributions in the areas of childhood and adult grief.
Among his publications are the books âUnderstanding Your Sorrow: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heartâ; âSupporting the grieving child: a soulful guide for caregiversâ; âJourney Through Mourning: Reflections on Healingâ; “Heal the grieving heart of a spouse”; âCreating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies: A Guide for Caregiversâ; âHealing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideasâ; and âWhen your pet diesâ.
The workshops are made possible by the Schneidmiller Family Foundation and the Coplin Family Fund.
For more information and to pre-register, visit www.hospiceofnorthidaho.org/news/ or call Kaylee Kron 208-772-7994.