Holiday Grief Symposium: January 17, 2019

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Merry Mourning: Managing Grief During the Holidays

Keynote Presenter: Rev. Regina Franklin-Basye

Thursday, January 17, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Upcoming Dates
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

The holiday season, although celebratory in nature, can be a time of despair and depression for millions of Americans. Though holiday-themed celebrations abound, the deaths of loved ones, despair from personal losses, and unresolved emotional situations rise to the surface. As a result, this may cause the holidays to feel more like days from hell.

To address these concerns, Hamilton Park is presenting a free symposium titled, “Merry Mourning: Managing Grief During the Holidays.” The next session is on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Rev. Regina Franklin-Basye, noted thanatologist and adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University, is the keynote presenter. Rev. Franklin-Basye spent years of study and research in the field of Thanatology, earning a Certification in 2008 and a Fellowship in 2013, both from the Association of Death, Education, and Counseling (ADEC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ denomination. Rev. Franklin-Basye holds a Master of Community Health from Texas Woman’s University, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Perkins School of Theology, including a concentration in Pastoral Care from the Southern Methodist University.

“Following the death of loved ones, recognizing and managing the grieving process during major holidays creates space for healing and hope. Grieving the absence of our beloved should be done in ‘community’ where our grieving process becomes normalized as we share it with others. As we mourn our losses, presenting it to God our Father, He offers HOPE and JOY in the midst of loss and loneliness.”

This two-hour event will include a lecture, questions and answers, helpful tips for managing holiday grief, along with resources for managing the overall grieving process.

Helpful Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays

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More Helpful Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays

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