Mourning Hope to Host Renowned Grief Expert Dr. Alan Wolfelt
The Mourning Hope Grief Center (mourninghope.org) welcomes Dr. Alan Wolfelt to Lincoln in February as the facilitor of two different seminar opportunities. Dr. Wolfelt is director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, CO, and is known throughout North America for his educational contributions in the areas of both childhood and adult grief.
On Tuesday, February 19, there will be a community-wide seminar on the topic of “Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out,” which will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Bryan Health Medical Center. Attendees will learn how to integrate grief into their life and how to gently embrace the reality that the capacity to love requires the necessity to mourn. There is no cost to attend this event, but pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Register online at bryanhealth.com/calendar.
In addition, a continuing education seminar for professionals, titled “When Grief Gets Stuck: Companioning Complicated Grief,” will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 8:30 a.m. at the Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center at Southeast Community College. After a significant loss, grief is normal and necessary, but sometimes a mourner’s grief becomes naturally heightened, stuck, or made more complex by difficult circumstances surrounding the death or complications surrounding the nature of the relationship. Register online at southeast.edu/continuing. The $129 fee includes lunch and CEUs.
These events are co-sponsored by the Mourning Hope Grief Center, Bryan Health, HoriSun Hospice Community Foundation, and Southeast Community College. For additional information, visit mourninghope.org or call (402) 488-8989.