Rice Hospice is pleased to present an evening of hope and healing with Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, noted author, national educator, and grief counselor.
Rice Hospice is pleased to present an evening of hope and healing with Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt, noted author, national educator, and grief counselor. This compassionate program titled, “Exploring Critical Questions When Someone Dies,” will take place on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at WEAC, 611 5th St. SW, Willmar. The program is free and open to the community, no reservations required. This program will be helpful to anyone who is experiencing grief in their lives. When someone loses a loved one through death, he or she is faced with many critical questions related to grief and mourning. This program helps explore these questions and provides support. Some of the content areas to be explored include: - Will I grieve this loss, or will I mourn this loss? - Will I befriend the feelings that flow from this loss, or will I deny, repress, or inhibit them? - Will I be a “passive witness” in my grief? - Will I embrace the uniqueness of my grief experience, or will I assume I mourn like everyone else? - Will I identify the six needs of mourning and work on them, or will I fall victim to the cliché “time heals all wounds?” - Will I move toward “reconciliation” of my grief, or will I believe I must come to a complete “resolution” of my grief? - Will I embrace my transformation from this loss, or will I keep trying to get my old self back? - Will this loss add to my “divine spark,” or will it take away my life force? About the Presenter: Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor. Recipient of the Association for Death Education and Counseling's Death Educator Award, he serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition, he is also a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School's Department of Family Medicine. A frequent guest of the media, Dr. Wolfelt has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Larry King Show, the NBC Today Show, and Nick News. He is the author of over thirty books on grief and loss. Among his titles are Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart; Healing Your Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas; The Journey Through Grief; Healing the Bereaved Child; and Creating Meaningful Ceremonies. Alan and his wife Sue, a family physician, are parents to three children: Megan, Christopher and Jaimie. They live in the foothills of the beautiful Rocky Mountains next door to the Center for Loss and Life Transition.