Hospice will host seminars on bereavement

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 “Exploring death, mourning and mourning for the community”. Admission is free, but donations of $ 10 will be accepted.

From 9 am to 3:30 pm Friday, the topic will be “Exploring the characteristics of sudden death, suicidal grief and trauma loss, for professionals”. 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 “Understanding Your Sorrow: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart”; “Supporting the grieving child: a soulful guide for caregivers”; “Journey Through Mourning: Reflections on Healing”; “Heal the grieving heart of a spouse”; “Creating Meaningful Funeral Ceremonies: A Guide for Caregivers”; “Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas”; and “When your pet dies”.

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.

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