Monthly Education Series: Grief Matters
Grief Matters is a monthly education series offered to explore topics of interest to those grieving the loss of a loved one. Join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a different topic.
Essential Oils and Grief | Wednesday, October 28th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Most people are aware that essential oils smell good, but they are so more than just pleasant aromas. Essential oils have scientifically demonstrated emotional and healing benefits. Chemical, toxic, synthetic, and unpleasant smells can disrupt and wreak havoc on our emotions. Pleasant, therapeutic, natural smells, such as those from pure essential oils, can relax, calm, and help us to deal with emotions such as worry and anxiety that often accompany grief. Presenters Kristine Lucius and Kimber Brownlee have been using essential oils for a combination of over ten years and teach a variety of natural wellness classes. Kristine experienced two very significant, diverse forms of loss/grief- one before and one after being introduced to essential oils. The difference in emotional healing with essential oils was profound and an experience she finds beneficial to share with others learning to live with loss. Learn the science behind oils and emotions along with practical tips for their use in managing grief. Attendees will smell and select oils to make a roller to take home. RSVP by Wednesday, October 21st.
Registration and Materials Fee: $10.00 per person
Christmas Ornament Workshop | Wednesday, December 2nd from 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Come and decorate an ornament in memory of your loved one and enjoy some holiday refreshments. Participants will receive their own ornament, and we will have delicious cookies available for you to
decorate as well! Programs are intended for children ages 5-18 and their parent or caregiver. Children may not attend workshops on their own. This workshop is free to attend. RSVP by Friday, November 27th.
Check back monthly for new programs. Upcoming topics include:
• Biblical Perspectives on Grief
• Pet Loss
• Medication and Grief
• Grieving Parents Raising Grieving Children