Grief Wellness Center

october, 2022

08oct9:00 am5:00 pmSupportive Grief Companion Workshop (Part I)Program of Continued Learning and Growth for Those Who Companion the Bereaved9:00 am - 5:00 pm The Siena Retreat Center, 5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402

Event Details

 Program of Continued Learning and Growth for Those Who Companion the Bereaved.

This workshop offers insights and strategies for grief companions to guide the bereaved in reclaiming clarity and building the resiliency needed to endure their grief journey during uncertain times.

In this two-day workshop participants will: explore the definitions of ambiguous loss, disenfranchised grief, and anticipatory loss in the context of Covid and unsettling times; learn strategies to empower the bereaved, and engage them in meaningful activities that assist in processing their grief and finding meaning; gain an understanding of common ways the bereaved sabotage their healing and approaches to companion them through sabotage; and Identify ways to respond compassionately with ourselves as we companion others during uncertain times.

Recommended for counselors, support group facilitators, chaplains, social workers, hospice workers, funeral home employees, teachers, nurses, physicians, friends, and family members.

Instructors: Melissa Minkley, MSW, CT & Cat Horzewski

Please Note: This program is a 2-part series offered at the Siena Retreat Center in Racine, WI. The registration link below will take you to their website where you can register and make your payment.

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(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Siena Retreat Center

5637 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402


The Grief Training Center of WisconsinThe Grief Training Center of Wisconsin delivers purposeful and applicable training programs for professionals and volunteers to better support the bereaved. The value of this holistic programming can literally change the path of someone’s life.