Grief Education Series - Austin 3/18/2021

Thursday, Mar 18, 2021
From 10:30am to 12pm Central Time


Phone: 877-926-8300
Contact: AARP TX

AARP TX - Grief Education Series: Helping Yourself Heal: First Aid for Broken Hearts, 3/18/2020

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.

Helping Yourself Heal: First Aid for Broken Hearts

Life is both wonderful and devastating. It graces us with joy, and it breaks our hearts. If your heart is broken, this webinar is for you.

Whether you’re struggling with a death, break-up, illness, unwanted life change, or loss of any kind, this webinar will help you both understand your predicament and figure out what to do about it.

Loss may be an unavoidable part of human life, but it doesn’t have to prevent you from living well. You can and will survive this. In fact, if you adopt the basic principles, revealed and tested by one of the world’s beloved grief counselors you’ll learn in this webinar, you will even go on to thrive.

This webinar is based on a book written by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., titled First Aid for Broken Hearts. When you attend this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to Honor Your Unique Grief
  • Why Mourning Is the Secret Sauce of Grief
  • The 3 Degrees of Brokenness and How They Affect Your Healing
  • How to Triage Your Broken Heart
  • How to Find Short-Term Care
  • Where to Go for Long-Term Care
  • How to Let the Mending Begin

Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. is a respected author and educator on the topics of companioning others and healing in grief. He serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition and is on the faculty at the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Wolfelt has written many bestselling books on healing and grief, including Understanding Your Grief, Healing Your Grieving Heart, and The Mourner’s Book of Hope.  Visit to learn more.

This webinar will be facilitated by grief educator Garrick Colwell. He has completed over 200 hours of coursework with Dr. Alan Wolfelt and holds the “Death and Grief Studies Certification” from The Center for Loss and Life Transition.

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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