When someone we hold dear passes, it becomes incredibly complicated to process these emotions. While grief is a normal reaction to losing a loved one, it is important to take steps to ensure you are coping in a healthy way.
Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum, in collaboration with COPE Foundation, will be offering free, monthly online grief support workshops. By providing the tools and strategies for healthy coping, the goal is to be a resource that will help guide families through the journey of processing grief. Those who wish to participate can register on the first of every month through Eventbrite.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
6-7 pm EST
“Spreading Hope Beyond Grief” by Laura Obier, Mrs. Louisiana International
This workshop will feature guest Laura Obier, Mrs. Louisiana International, who will discuss “Spreading Hope Beyond Grief.” After losing her sister to brain cancer, Laura struggled with finding resources to cope with grief. This loss inspired her to create her platform, ‘Spreading Hope Beyond Grief,’ and start her blog ‘Living Radiant,’ where she partners with grief organizations. She has also worked with many organizations geared towards supporting and providing resources for those experiencing grief.
Zoom Workshop Registration begins February 1st by clicking:
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
“How Your Lived Experience Can Spark Creativity” with Vivian Nunez
In a taste of her 5-part workshop, Vivian will guide you through 5 tenets that, when pulled together, can help you use your lived experience and your appetite for creativity as a healing tool. The goal here isn’t to build a business or kickoff a multi-million dollar passion project, even if that may be a beautiful byproduct. The goal here is to help you make the shift of leading from a place of anxiety to leading from a place of peace, all with tools that you may already have in your toolbox.
Zoom Workshop Registration begins March 1st by clicking:
Tue, April 27, 2021
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
“How Long Does Grief Last?”
Contrary to popular belief, decades of research into experiences of bereaved people shows grief DOES have a schedule – or, rather, schedules. There is a lot of individual variation. But most grief experiences track a handful of routes. At this seminar, bereaved father and journalist Mark Henricks will share the scientific evidence about what bereaved people can probably expect in the months and years ahead.
Zoom Workshop Registration begins April 1st by clicking:
In addition to offering these Grief Support Workshops, Pinelawn Memorial Park continues to be a place of tranquility and support for their community through their carefully planned landscape and various events they offer. These community events provide families with the opportunity to be near their loved ones while enjoying the beauty of Pinelawn’s grounds. Some upcoming events include a second Candlelight Vigil to honor the memory of loved ones lost, the educational Honey Bee Experience, and various yoga sessions that occur amidst the peaceful natural beauty of the grounds. To learn more about upcoming events at Pinelawn Memorial Park and Arboretum, you can visit www.pinelawn.com/events.
Disclaimer: The information shared in this program is not intended to act as a substitute for any legal and mental health advice concerning individual situations; neither Pinelawn Memorial Park or COPE, its Board of Directors, staff and personnel shall be responsible for any outcomes arising from any information or exercises provided in this program.