|
|
|
Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Noted grief educator coming to Dodge tomorrow

  • "If you mourn well, you can live well and love well," Dr. Allen Wolfelt said in a phone interview Tuesday. "If you can't openly acknowledge losses, you run the risk of dying while you're alive."
    • email print
      Comment
  • "If you mourn well, you can live well and love well," Dr. Allen Wolfelt said in a phone interview Tuesday. "If you can't openly acknowledge losses, you run the risk of dying while you're alive."
    Wolfelt is a noted author, educator, and grief counselor and has written more than 50 books on grief and loss. He will be presenting his work on two separate topics in Dodge City this week.
    From 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 2 Wolfelt will give a free presentation at Magourik Conference Center entitled "Helping yourself heal when someone dies: loving form the outside in, mourning from the inside out." As one of North America's leading grief counselors, Wolfelt's program is aimed at providing support in personal grief and also assisting participants who would like to learn more about helping a family member or friend who is experiencing grief and loss.
    On Friday, also at Magourik Conference Center, Wolfelt will host an all-day seminar entitled "Exploring the special features of sudden death and suicide grief: a 'companioning' philosophy of caregiving." The cost for attending Friday's program is $75 and requires pre-registration. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration forms can be picked up at Hospice of the Prairie, 200 4th Circle, Dodge City. According to a brochure on the presentation, "this inspiring one day workshop will help you enhance your ability to support people impacted by sudden death, suicide grief and trauma loss."
    Nancy Renner, bereavement coordinator for Hospice of the Prairie, said Wolfelt's decision to talk on suicide grief and mourning is largely attributed to the high number of suicides in Dodge City in the past year. Renner said she did not have statistics on area suicides but said she believed it was critical for Wolfelt to talk on the subject.
    Wolfelt explained his theories on grief and loss in a phone interview Tuesday. He said society lacks an understanding of the process of mourning and said clichés are often used today that move people away from integrating loss into their life.
    "How you integrate loss into your life can allow you to come out of the dark and into the light, so to speak," Wolfelt said.
    For more information on Wolfelt's presentations, call Hospice of the Prairie at (620) 227-7209.
Terms of Service

    Events Calendar