Events & Workshops

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Helping Children Deal with Loss: Four Part Workshop Series

Tuesdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 2023
From 6:00 to 7:30PM
Location: Conscious Embodiment, Shelburne Athletic Club, 166 Athletic Drive, Shelburne, VT

$185 for full series

For Adults supporting Children in Dealing with Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and Other Losses


There are many Myths about dealing with sad emotions that confuse children:

  • Time heals all wounds

  • Replace the loss

  • Cry alone

  • Be strong for others

  • Bury your feelings

  • Don’t feel bad, have a cookie, you’ll feel better…

In this program you will learn how to replace these myths with practical guidance for your children.

In the meantime:

  • Listen with your heart, not your head. Allow all emotions to be expressed, without judgment, criticism, or analysis.

  • Recognize that grief is emotional, not intellectual. Avoid the trap of asking your child what is wrong, for he or she may automatically say, “Nothing.”

  • Adults – Go first. Telling the truth about your own grief will make your child feel safe in opening up about their own feelings.

  • Remember that every child is unique and each has a unique relationship to the loss event.

  • Be patient. Don’t force your child to talk.

  • Avoid saying “Don’t feel sad” or “Don’t feel scared.” Sadness and fear, the two most common feelings attached to loss of any kind, are essential to being human.


Workshop Leader:
Michaela Ryan • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist ® • 802-338-0116

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