Webinar: Understanding the Healing Powers of Recreation, Leisure, and Play

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar October 4, 2022, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
Course Available

In this workshop, participants will learn about the important roles that recreation, leisure, and play have in helping to heal the wounds of grief. Through a guided rediscovery of your own relationship to leisure and play, you will be given tools to design a realistic recreational lifestyle honoring life after loss.

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




Rachel Hunsell


Rachel Hunsell

Rachel has a background in experiential program development and facilitation, outdoor engagement, event management and public speaking. She is currently serving military families grieving the death of a loved one who served in our nation's Armed Forces, at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) with a focus on outdoor engagement, as a peer-support professional. As the Program Manager for Outdoor Engagement at TAPS, she develops, implements, enhances and supports programming across the TAPS network, fostering the connection of our grief journeys to the therapeutic power of nature and the wilderness. Understanding life's challenges will always arise, Rachel encourages survivors to reconnect with their inner strength by creating emotionally safe and understanding environments. As a survivor honoring the life and death of her brother, Marine Lance Corporal J. Kyle Price, she understands the valleys and mountaintops we experience along the journey after loss. 

Rachel obtained her Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Education with a degree in Recreation Therapy at Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, where she also serves as a Graduate Assistant at Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center serving greater Southern Illinois.

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 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

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