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Island Hospice & The Diocese of Savannah Offer Free Grief Seminars

May 20, 2015

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FREE, NON-DENOMINATIONAL, AND OPEN TO ALL

We all instinctively know grief when we hear it in a person’s voice or see it on their face. Grief attaches itself to all kinds of loss in varying degrees: the death of a loved one, miscarriage, divorce, the long goodbye of Alzheimer’s, empty nests, and many more. These seminars outline the patterns and processes of the grieving experience and provide a set of tools to help the mending and begin the healing process.

While this series will focus primarily on loss by death, those experiencing other types of loss will also find it helpful. Questions, discussion and interaction by participants are encouraged.

MEETING PLACE

The Catholic Pastoral Center
2170 Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

SCHEDULE

Normal Grief Reactions  |  Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Discusses the different types of grief and what’s normal, natural and to be expected when one experiences a significant loss.

How People Grieve  |  Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Explores the differences in how men, women and children grieve and discusses why a person must do “grief work” to make adjustments and facilitate mending.

What I Need From These Seminars  |  Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
A time for participants to discuss their own specific interests, issues and questions.

Recovery Is Possible!  |  Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Explains the four tasks to be accomplished to adjust to loss and grow through grief, how you can help yourself, and how to tell when you are getting better.

Understanding Death  |  Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Discusses how to utilize one’s own spiritual resources to make meaning out of death and what we know about life after death from science and Biblical theology.

SEMINAR LEADERS

Dr. Owen E. Tucker
Owen is the Bereavement Coordinator for Island Hospice. He has also been a licensed counselor specializing in families and children, a nationally certified trauma specialist, and a clinical faculty member in Baylor University’s Doctor of Psychology program.

Stephanie May
Until recently, Stephanie was the Bereavement Programs Coordinator for the Diocese of Savannah and holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER, CONTACT:

Maria Ramos-Hibbs, MSW
912-201-4068  |  mhibbs@diosav.org

Owen Tucker
843-575-0754  |  otucker@thagroup.org