Inspire U with Grace Terry Presented by the Center for Compassionate Touch LLC

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Effective Grief Support in a Death-Denying Culture
Featuring: Grace Terry

Grace Terry, MSW, is the Director of Community Relations for Veterans Funeral Care. Grace has a varied thirty-year post-graduate background as a licensed mental health professional, trainer, grief educator, hospice bereavement counselor, funeral celebrant, and a Family Services Counselor. We are honored and thrilled to be featuring her in Inspire U. Grace is passionate about working with veterans, seniors and those in later life stages. We know you will be inspired and uplifted in this informative 60 minute webinar.

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  • Inspire U with Grace Terry Presented by the Center for Compassionate Touch LLC

    1. 1. Inspire U Webinar Series Presented by the Center for Compassionate Touch LLC
    2. 2. Effective Grief Support in a Death-Denying Culture Featuring Grace Terry, MSW June 28, 2010
    3. 3. Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to discuss: 1.The “broader” definition of grief and the difference between grief and mourning. 2.Common cultural misconceptions regarding grief and the contrasting realities. 3.Strategies for moving from a death denying culture to a life- affirming culture - one person at a time - through education, advocacy, and personal healing. 4. Additional resources for further personal and professional growth and healing. www.compassionate-touch.org
    4. 4. Grief - The process of psychological, social, spiritual, and somatic reactions to the perception of loss (whether the loss is by death, divorce, disability, disaster, downsizing, disillusionment, extreme disappointment, disease, etc.) Mourning – The outward expression of grief www.compassionate-touch.org
    5. 5. Common Misconceptions Regarding Grief and Mourning: 1. Grief and mourning progress in orderly, predictable stages…. 2. It is best to move away from/avoid/medicate grief, rather than to allow its natural progression and expression… 3. The goal of bereavement care is to help people get over grief as quickly as possible…. 4. No one can really help a bereaved person deal with his/her grief…. 5. Once a person reaches the acceptance stage of grief, his/her grief work is done forever…. 6. Children do not grieve…. www.compassionate-touch.org
    6. 6. Need for culture change… Strategies for change 1. Grief education 2. Advocacy 3. Personal healing www.compassionate-touch.org
    7. 7. Resources 1.Understanding Your Grief, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt 2.www.centerforloss.com 3.Grace Terry, MSW – graceterry.veterans@gmail.com 727-487-3207 www.compassionate-touch.org
    8. 8. About Grace Terry, MSW Grace is the Director of Community Relations for Veterans Funeral Care. With a varied thirty-year post-graduate background as a licensed mental health professional, trainer, grief educator, hospice bereavement counselor, funeral celebrant, and a Family Services Counselor for a full service funeral home, she is uniquely qualified to support other professionals in the mission of providing compassionate care to grieving individuals, families, and larger groups. She is passionate about the need for a cultural change from a death denying culture to a life-affirming culture and welcomes dialogue with other professionals on the subject. Grace is available for public speaking, available to present community education and professional education programming, available for one-to-one and/or family support, and available to consult with businesses and workgroups. She is also available to officiate at funerals/memorial services/celebrations of life. Contact Grace at graceterry.veterans@gmail.com 727-487-3207 (mobile) www.compassionate-touch.org
    9. 9. Lisa Parenteau,NCTMB, LMT Ann Catlin, NCTMB, LMT, OTR Marketing and Training Consultant Owner and Director, Center for Compassionate Touch LLC Center for Compassionate Touch LLC lisa@compassionate-touch.org ann@compassionate-touch.org 617-797-7990 417-844-8514 www.compassionate-touch.org
    10. 10. Next Inspire U Webinar: Monday July 19, 2010 8pm EST Featuring Ryan Hoyme, AKA the Massage Nerd- Ryan will share some of his secrets to online video marketing! Keep your eye out for registration details www.compassionate-touch.org

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