HOW DO WE HEAL FROM GRIEF AND LOSS?
WHY DOES IT SEEM TO LAST SO LONG?
The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Ave., will hold their six-week seminar – “Journey to Wholeness- Healing the Grieving Heart” on Sundays evenings from April 15-May 20, 2018.
Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, PhD. Psychologist, will lead the sessions from 4:00-6:00 p.m in the Thompson Youth Center. Patti and Virginia in the 18th year of this ministry, and have helped approximately 2650 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again. This is an experience like no other. Teaching is interactive and the small groups are homogenously grouped with a facilitator with the same loss.
The sessions include learning about the stages of grief and understanding the tasks of the grieving process, coping strategies and tools for the journey, taking good care of ourselves, dealing with changes, decisions, loneliness, holidays, anniversaries, building a support system, etc.
Both of the leaders and all of the facilitators have experienced loss within their lives and share from “the inside out”. It does not matter if your loss is divorce, death, depression, loss of health, or job loss; loss is loss- it must be grieved. It does not matter how long ago you experienced loss. Bring family members and friends. All faiths are welcome.
** You must pre register for this life changing event and attend the first session. Registration closes as of session one. Please call Patti to register- 908-709-1341. No fee is charged.
“When I read the words “Journey to Wholeness” and made the call to Patti I was empty and lost in my grief. This seminar has changed my life. I have learned how to take care of myself, to heal. I have moved forward, become more sensitive and can share my healing with others to help them to work through their loss. Patti and Virginia are Angels” Thank you, Pam
The seminar is dedicated to Patti’s late husband, the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Williams who had a vision for this program wanting to help others deal with their pain and suffering during their time of loss.
Patti Williams, R.N. and Virginia Waters, PhD.