Walking the road of grief after loss can be a painful and difficult journey. However, having a map of the grief territory and having comforting travel partners can make the journey easier.
Pathways of Hope, the grief support program of Hospice of Dayton, will offer a grief workshop at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5301 Free Pike, Dayton from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, August 29 and September 5. The program is free and open to all.
This workshop will give grievers and their comforters important information on the common expressions of grief, the important tasks of the grieving process, the timetable of grief and training in how to be an effective comforter. Debbie Holt, a bereavement counselor with Pathways of Hope Grief Support of Hospice of Dayton will lead the programs. Debbie has a Master’s degree in Counseling with over 20 years of counseling experience and has been with Pathways of Hope for seven years. She was also a minister’s wife. Debbie brings not only professional expertise to her speaking, but personal experience as well, having lost her husband, father and brother in the past 8 years. “Loss accumulates in our lives and carries a profound impact,” Debbie says. “The loss of family members, friends and community members touches our lives and affects our emotional, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Understanding loss and our own reactions can help us cope and can help us better support others.”
For additional information contact Pathways of Hope at Hospice of Dayton, 937-258-4991.