TAPS Talks: Mourning Your Loss When the Whole World is Grieving
In these challenging times, some people are feeling guilty because they may feel more consumed with the impact of the current situation than they are with their own grief. Others may be struggling even more because of isolation, given that the supports and distractions they relied upon may no longer be available. Join Patti Anewalt to discuss how grief may be exacerbated during this difficult time and how to ensure a focus on self-care and wellness while honoring one's grief.
This TAPS Talk is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.
PhD, LPC, FTPatti is Director of the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss with Hospice & Community Care. The focus of her clinical practice, writing and teaching is on issues related to end of life, grief, compassion fatigue and crisis response, presenting at the national, state and local level. Patti is a Fellow in Thanatology with the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and a member of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement. A contributing author for Hospice Foundation of America’s Journeys newsletter, Patti has been actively involved with NHPCO’s Bereavement Professionals for 20 years and served two 3 year terms as Section Leader. At the Pathways Center for Grief & Loss Patti oversees a wide variety of bereavement services for adults, children and teens, serving close to 9,000 hospice and community bereaved each year. A disaster mental health specialist and instructor for the American Red Cross, she serves on several community crisis teams, providing trainings, debriefings and support when local tragedies occur.
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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