Grief Recovery® 7-Week Outreach Program
Next Program February 21 - April 11, 2013
Offered At Mount of Olives Church
Pre-Registration is required to attend the program.
Contact: Karen Carson 949-768-7652 or Karen Wilkinson 714-813-6460
Offered by Karen Carson & Karen Wilkinson - Certified Grief Recovery® Specialists
All are welcome.
Whether your loss is from - Death of a Loved One, Divorce or end of a relationship, Infertility/miscarriage, Loss of trust, Loss of dreams, expectations or hopes - Join us.
What makes this program different?
Approaching grief from a conceptual or intellectual model is quite often not helpful. It may leave the griever with understanding but not recover. Grief is processed in the heart. The heart is broken not the head.
Grievers are not 'broken.' They do not need to be 'fixed.' They do not need to be analyzed, criticized or judged. What grievers in this culture lack are the appropriate proven tools to move beyond grief. Participation in this program is about what is right with grievers, not what is wrong.
By using an emotional model designed with a series of specific small steps, we are able to help people cope with the pain in their hearts.
The Grief Recovery® Outreach Program is a 7-week program. It uses the Grief Recovery Handbook to help people move beyond loss and enrich their lives.
Grief is the normal and natural reaction to any significant emotional loss.
While death of a loved one is considered to be the most widely recognized loss, divorce or end of a relationship, infertility, retirement, financial and health issues can also be sources of significant grief. Unfortunately grief is one of society's least understood and most off-limit topics for discussion. Often grievers feel totally alone, trying to deal with the conflicting emotions caused by loss.
Sadness, fear, anger, confusion, inability to concentrate, and sleeplessness are just some of the normal symptoms of grief. sometimes the pain feels like ti could continue forever. GRIEF HURTS!
Karen Carson, Certified Grief Recover® Specialist, has experienced her own loss with the death of both her parents and her sister, Lee.
Karen Wilkinson, Psy.D., LMFT and Certified Grief Recovery® Specialist is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and founder of Wellspring Counseling Center and Wellspring Counseling Ministries. In addition to being a full-time EMDR certified clinician, Karen has taught psychology and child development classes at Hope International University in Fullerton. She has experienced the loss of her father.
The Grief Recovery Institute
John W. James is the Founder and Russell P. Friedman is the Executive Director of the Grief Recovery Institute.
The Grief Recovery Institute is recognized by educational and service organizations worldwide. John and Russell are on the faculty of several universities and consult for churches, hospitals, funeral homes and cemeteries.
Mount of Olives Church | 24772 Chrisanta Drive | Mission Viejo, CA 92691 | 949-837-7467
ELEVATE Praise Worship - Sat 5pm, Sun 9:45am & Sun 11am
CORNERSTONE Traditional Worship - Sun 8:30am