Webinar: Loss and Loneliness at the Holidays - Finding a New Narrative

add to outlook calendar add to gmail calendar November 16, 2022, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Eastern
Course Available

This session will explore ways that solitude, whether real or imagined, can feel more acute over the holidays. We'll offer practical strategies blended with personal experiences, with an eye toward finding comfort, reframing the narrative, and realizing that choosing our own traditions also may mean exploring limiting beliefs about what life "should" look like.

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




Erin Jacobson


Erin Jacobson

Erin serves as the Director of Adult Programs for TAPS. Within the past decade, Erin has built transformative programming within the retreat and seminar programs with an emphasis in women's empowerment, art, mindfulness and nature based healing. At the heart of her workshops and programs is the desire to create spaces where survivors can feel safe to explore the difficult questions surrounding identity and purpose after loss. Erin resides in the Pacific Northwest and is the surviving partner of Army Ranger Corporal Jason Kessler. Along with a degree in counseling, her educational background includes nonprofit leadership, religious studies and art history.


Emily Muñoz


Emily Muñoz

Emily is the Director of Program Innovation at TAPS. Emily brings fresh concepts to the Survivor Care Team to keep programming and services on the leading edge for the survivor community. Emily works closely with each Survivor Care Team program lead and supports the Programs Committee, facilitating activities that offer a healthy and active healing path for survivors. Emily first came to TAPS in 2005 following the death of her husband, Captain Gilbert Munoz, U.S. Army.

Program Details

This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available. A "Certificate of Attendance" is available for $10. Instructions for obtaining a Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program.


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.