Webinar: Recognizing that Our Choices Matter While Grieving

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Live Webinar
Registration Close Date: May 29, 2024

We grieve when someone in our life dies, it is not a choice, it is a natural, normal reaction to loss. Though grief is not a choice, there are choices that are available to us while we are grieving that have an impact on our health and wellbeing. This presentation will consider what some of these choices might be. We will discuss choices we have regarding our thoughts, behaviors, and attitudes in the midst of grief. We will talk about strategies for recognizing those grief reactions that are normal and ideas for those things we can do to embrace the choices available to us while grieving. 

Objectives

  • Participants will be validated in their grief experience. 
  • Participants will be able to better understand choices available to them in the midst of their grief. 
  • Participants will be able to strategize how to embrace some choices available to them while they are grieving that directly impact their health and wellbeing.

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

 

Presenter

 

Andy McNiel

 

Andy McNiel, MA

Andy is the Senior Advisor of Youth Programs for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Andy is an author and trainer on topics related to grief, bereavement, and end-of-life. He has been an advocate for healthy children, teenagers, and families throughout his career. He brings his dedication and expertise to TAPS, where he oversees, develops, and facilitates programming for young military survivors. He is co-founder and executive partner of The Satori Group, LLC, a national education, management, and consulting company that provides education, content development, training, and consultation in grief and loss. His leadership has guided the National Alliance for Grieving Children, the Amelia Center at Children's of Alabama, and Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie in South Florida. Andy is a trainer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention; a member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying, and Bereavement; and he previously served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Andy holds an M.A. in counseling and a B.A. in religion.

 

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.