Jackie is available to customize a program for you or to make presentations to groups and businesses,
Grief Education and Support Group Introduction - Grief is our bodies’ natural reaction to loss. By grieving and mourning, we heal. The purpose of this session is to introduce you to how and why a Grief Education and Support Group can help you, and provide you with information about local groups.
Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey – Voices of Grief: Honoring the Sacred Journey is a 42-minute documentary film that encourages conversations about: the importance of grief and mourning; the need to normalize losses as natural, unavoidable, and sacred facets of life; and the life-enhancing ways to companion ourselves and others through losses. We will view the documentary and have a short discussion afterwards.
Monday’s Moments Experience – When you experience a loss, your life changes drastically. One of the challenges is then finding ways to embrace your new life, even if it is one you didn’t choose. There are certain practices, skills, intentions, postures, and activities that can help you through these transitions. This session will provide information about and opportunities to practice the tools that transform you from the inside out.
Live, Love, Learn & Leave a Legacy – Stephen Covey once said, “There are four needs in all people: to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy.” This session will help you assess your legacy and learn about ways to make it stronger, including considering how you want to be remembered.
Living Fully Now – When we attend to issues surround dying, death and grief, we learn to live more fully now! In this program, we will discuss topics, such as cultural values, what really matters, bucket lists, spiritual aspects, instructions to the funeral director, etc.
Stories, How Do They Heal? – Telling our stories of loss is part of what we do to heal. Hearing others' stories helps us too. This session will include information about the importance of storytelling and provide opportunities to engage in this practice yourself.
Hope is not pretending that troubles don’t exist…
It is the trust that they will not last forever,
That hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome…
It is faith that a source of strength and renewal
Lies within to lead us through the dark to the sunshine.