Webinar: Renovating and Remodeling - Moving Beyond Just Coping and Surviving

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After a death, or any type of loss, it can feel overwhelming to "rebuild our lives," to "become someone different" than who we were prior to the loss. What is the difference between renovating and remodeling our lives? How does active grief versus passive grief move us beyond just coping, beyond just surviving? This session will explain ways to both renovate and remodel, and in the process, change us from who we were, to who we are becoming now.

This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.




Benjamin Wolfe


Benjamin Wolfe, MEd, LICSW, FT

Benjamin is a grief, loss and transition trainer and consultant after 28 years as director and grief therapist of St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Grief Support Center in Duluth, Minnesota, where he provided life-threatening illness and bereavement counseling (from any cause of death) for all ages. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Fellow in Thanatology as well as a former president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and has received a number of awards, including the ADEC Service Award in 1994, the ADEC Death Educator of the Year Award in 2011, the first-ever Senator Paul Wellstone Legacy Award presented by the Minnesota School Counselors Association in May 2004 for his work with schools and communities in crisis, and in May 2005 was selected as “Employee of the Year” by St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was appointed by the National Kidney Foundation from 2001 to 2005 to the eleven-member National Donor Family Council Executive Committee, and currently serves on the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Advisory Board. He consults and trains internationally and has given over 2,200 presentations dealing with grief and loss. He was a clinical member of the Northeastern Minnesota Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) team, and in 2013 was awarded the regional “Friend of EMS Award.” In addition to chapters in books, he has authored numerous articles related to grief and loss and served for ten years on the St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Bio-Ethics Committee. Additionally, for over 25 years Ben taught university graduate courses on death and dying, and for 23 years he also taught a course on life-threatening illness at the University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available.


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, veteran and civilian families. The Institute serves as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration among professionals working in the field of grief and loss.

The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss are 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. 

The Institute provides workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more 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.

TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201

Email us at Institute@taps.org or give us a call at 800-959-8277 (TAPS) with any questions.