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Understanding the Grief Experience and the Healing Process: A Community Program


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JCFS Chicago and the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss present:
The 8th Annual Conference on Help, Healing and Hope After Loss

Are you grieving the death of a loved one, or supporting someone else who is grieving?

Anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one knows that grief doesn't follow a timeline or formula. We wonder what "stage" of grief we can expect to be in at a given time period, even though grief doesn’t work that way. While there's no formula for healing from loss, there is knowledge that can help us understand the range of feelings experienced during grief and healing and actions which can help. We'll discuss what's considered "normal" in grief, and how to know if you, or someone you care about, might benefit from counseling. Join us for an evening of learning and comfort for those who are grieving and the people who care about them.

Phyllis Kosminsky, PhD is a clinical social worker specializing in life threatening illness and grief. Over the past 24 years, Dr. Kosminsky has provided individual counseling to hundreds of bereaved individuals and has conducted trainings for mental health professionals nationally and internationally on the treatment of normal and problematic grief. She is the President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling, a member of the International Work Group on Bereavement and Loss, and Adjunct Professor of Social Work at Fordham University.

This event is free of charge

Dessert reception 7pm (Kosher dietary laws observed)
Program 7:30pm, followed by Q&A with the audience

The mission of the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation For Sudden Loss is to give HELP, HEALING and HOPE to families that have suffered a sudden loss or crisis.

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