Making Friends with Grief Workshop | Treading Above Water
This program is offered virtually and is open to anyone who has been impacted by cancer. Membership is not required to participate.
Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto invites you to join us for our new education series, Treading Above Water. Each week throughout the month of March we will provide virtual educational opportunities to learn from subject matter experts about the difficult topic of dying and death.
Treading Above Water is an opportunity to learn how to process difficult information and plan the best options for you or your loved ones during a period of time when life’s waters are calm so that you will be able to keep your head above water when life becomes more turbulent and the water gets deep.
Making Friends with Grief Workshop: Grief is a normal and healthy response to loss. Adversity does not discriminate and grief does not only follow a bereavement. Often, when no death loss has occurred, society does not acknowledge that the process of grieving still has to happen. Together, we will explore the importance of healthy grieving in your cancer journey. I will offer some tools and strategies for moving forward in that journey, all the while honouring the past and finding purpose in the future. I look forward to walking alongside you.
Presenter: Julie Cryns- After a career in education and the loss of her husband (50) to leukemia in 2011, Julie decided to follow her heart by learning how to support adults and children who are living with grief. Based in Newmarket, she offers both in-person and virtual counselling, using a practical approach to resilient grieving. As a certified Grief Educator, she helps groups and communities to better understand the grief experience and to support each other effectively. Julie brings her professional training and personal experience to her work.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. -Kofi Annan