Presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®, this live connection with Reverend Paul A. Metzler discusses how to respond to friends, coworkers and even family members who may say things that, while well-intentioned, may be unhelpful or even upsetting to someone who is grieving. Knowing how to respond to these comments is even more important during the new challenges we find ourselves in during this time.
Rev. Paul A. Metzler, DMinReverend Metzler has served more than 40 years as a clergy member, therapist, and grief counselor. He was the Director of Community and Program Services for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York Hospice and Palliative Care and the Director of The Center for Living with Loss, a bereavement education and counseling center of the Hospice & Palliative Care Associates of Central New York. During his years of active service, Rev. Metzler was a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
This live connection is free and open to the public.
About the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®
The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.
Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.
The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving.
TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.
TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201