Many parents find themselves at a loss when trying to help their children deal with any grieving experience that impacts them. This 4-week program is designed to teach parents and others who work with children the necessary tools to help children effectively deal with their broken hearts, no matter the loss they are facing.
Grief is Emotional, Not Logical
Stop and think for a moment about what you learned on how to cope with emotionally painful events when you were a child. The chances are that your parents gave you a list of logical-sounding reasons why you should not feel sad.
Did any of those reasons honestly make you feel any better? Probably not!
The problem is that grief is emotional, not logical.
More likely than not, you learned to hide those painful feelings deep inside rather than express them because no matter what anyone said, you never really felt any better!
This is not because your parents or elders were trying to pass on misinformation to you. They were merely passing on the same things they were told as children!
Until now, there was no useful information that parents could learn on how to effectively help their children successfully deal with the pain of a broken heart!
One of the best things you can do for your child is to make sure you are emotionally complete with any past losses in your life.
What you can expect?
In this program, we will meet four times, each lasting roughly two and a half hours.
I will guide you through the materials spelled out in “When Children Grieve,” as well as how to utilize this information in helping each child with their loss issues.
As part of this process, you will work with sample situations you will face in listening to a child and offer practical assistance in dealing with their emotional feelings.
I will lead you through the process of looking at all the emotional losses that could touch a child’s heart and how to help them work through these issues.
Even though you are working in a group setting, your focus will be on learning how to work with your child individually.
These groups include a weekly commitment to total honesty and absolute confidentiality so that you can comfortably share your feelings.
We may sometimes break into small groups to cover the weekly assignments as part of this process.
If more than one family member attends the program, they will be in separate smaller groups to assure a greater sense of privacy and the chance to process better what they are learning.
Many myths about dealing with sad emotions confuse children: time heals all wounds, cry alone, bury your feelings, don't feel bad...have a cookie and you'll feel better.
In this program, you will learn how to replace these myths with practical guidance for your children.
This program is also valuable for counselors, therapists, teachers, and anyone who interacts with children on a regular basis.
Not sure if this program is right for you? Schedule a complimentary 30-minute call with me to learn more.