Grief Education Series - Austin 3/25/2021

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021
From 10:30am to 12pm Central Time


Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP TX

AARP TX - Grief Education Series: Finding Meaning After Loss, 3/25/2020

Join AARP Texas and Kitchen Table Conversations for a three-part series of webinars about grief. The webinars are for individuals living with grief, as well as their loved ones.

Register for one, two, or all three webinars. All are welcome.

Finding Meaning After Loss

Grief is extremely powerful. It’s easy to get stuck in your pain and remain bitter, angry, or depressed. Grief grabs you by the heart and doesn’t seem to let go.

But if you can manage to find meaning in even the most senseless loss, you can do more than get unstuck. When circumstances are their worst, you can find your best. You can keep growing and finding ways to live a good and someday even joyful life, one enriched by the lessons and love of the person who died.

This webinar is based on a book written by world-renowned grief expert and author David Kessler, titled Finding Meaning, The Sixth Stage of Grief. When you attend this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Why the 6 Stages of Grief Were Never Meant to Be Linear
  • What Is Meaning Making in Grief
  • Types of Meaning Making
  • How Meaning Making Can Help You Remember the Person Who Died with More Love Than Pain
  • Why Meaning Making is the Key to Recovery from Grief
  • The Keys to Finding Acceptance and Moving into Meaning Making
  • Why Post-Traumatic Growth Is an Important Part of Meaning Making

David Kessler is the author of five bestselling books on grief. He co-authored the two bestsellers: On Grief and Grieving and Life Lessons with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

In 2016, David’s youngest son died suddenly at 21 years old. He shares his very personal journey of loss and healing in his new book Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief.

This webinar will be facilitated by grief educator Garrick Colwell. After the death of his late wife Kinsloe, he completed over 200 hours of study with David Kessler and 180 hours of coursework with grief expert, author and Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transitions, Dr. Alan Wolfelt. Garrick holds the “Death and Grief Studies Certification” from the center.

Garrick is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® and collaborates with Hospice Austin on developing innovative grief and bereavement support programs.

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