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Cornerstone of Hope offers routine educational series and workshops for community members who would like to better understand nuanced aspects of grief, loss, parenting skills, stress, relationships and other topics of mental health.

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Cleveland

Suicide Loss Monthly Series

This monthly informational series is for adults looking to learn more about suicide or for those grieving the loss of a loved one to suicide. Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and communities. The featured speaker is Pete Bliss. Please note that this series is for adults only.

Cost
Free to attend, but we do ask that you register in advance.

Dates
Second Monday of the Month
6:00PM–8:00PM

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Friday Night Suicide Loss Education Series

Suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and communities. Each part of this six-week series will focus on a new topic around a suicide loss with the goal of promoting healing and imparting hope to survivors.

Topics*

  • Understanding Suicide Loss
  • Children, Teens & Suicide Loss
  • The Suicidal Mind
  • Forgiving Your Loved One
  • Forgiving Yourself
  • Grief and Gratitude

*Topics are listed according to the exact order of presentations for both Winter, Summer and Fall sessions.

 

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Columbus

Grief Matters is a monthly education series designed to provide opportunities to explore and manage grief in new ways.

Recognizing that the experience of grief is both unique and universal, Grief Matters offers additional support for those striving to learn, grow, connect, and heal. Each month, a topic or activity is presented that may help improve wellness and coping through education, self-care, and emotional expression. Participants are encouraged to try new skills and incorporate them into their lives if appropriate for their personal grief journey. Please join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a different topic or activity… because your grief matters!

Grief and Compassion

We live in a world that can be intolerant of grieving individuals and the grief process itself. After the death of our loved ones, the expectation is often that we return to “life as usual” as quickly as possible. In this session of Grief Matters, we will examine the hurdles faced by those who grieve, peering through the lens of individual, family, and societal expectations as we endeavor to claim and offer ourselves compassion in the midst of grief.

Presenter
Annie Dalby, LISW-S, is a Bereavement Clinician and Spiritual Director at Cornerstone of Hope's Columbus location. She has worked in the areas of mental health, medicine, hospice, palliative care, and bereavement services in response to her call to journey with those who suffer. In 2009, she completed training as a Spiritual Director and since then has companioned those who seek a deeper understanding of God's work in their lives. Annie has also offered workshops and taught classes on grief and healing for the Spirituality Network in Columbus.

Cost
Free to attend, but we do ask that you register in advance.

Date
October 26, 2022 at 6:00 PM

 

New Season, New Style: Coping Strategies and Self-Care During the Holiday Season

Looking to refresh your “coping skills closet” before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?

Learn about the benefits and limitations of various coping styles to determine if they might be a good fit for you. Suggestions for coping during the holidays, activities for individuals and families, and self-care tips will be shared as well.

Cost
Free to attend, but we do ask that you register in advance.

Date
November 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM

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Lima

Anxiety, Meltdowns and Aggressive Behavior

Specifically for parents of Pre-K through 5th grade.

Whether it’s typical age-appropriate behavior or something more, navigating kids through anxiety, meltdowns and aggression can be super challenging especially when parents are experiencing more stress than ever. But there is hope! Cornerstone of Hope wants to equip you as parents with some education regarding your child’s brain and development along with some very practical skills for both you and your child to implement immediately to help manage the emotions behind anxiety, meltdowns and aggressive behavior in healthy ways!

Attendees will learn:

  • Developmental shifts and norms in Pre-K-5th grade students that impact emotions, behavior and communication
  • Psychoeducation on how your child’s brain is wired
  • At least 5 practical strategies to equip parents to help their child manage anxiety, meltdowns and aggressive behavior

Cost
$20 per person/each additional family member $10

Anxiety and Depression

Specifically for parents of Middle/High School students.

​Parenting through adolescents is tricky enough, but add in trying to parent through a pandemic with all of the additional stressors and changes in norms that brings, and it gets even more challenging. But there is hope! Cornerstone of Hope wants to equip you as parents with some education regarding your teenager’s brain and development along with some very practical skills for both you and your teens to implement immediately to help manage anxiety and depression in healthy ways.

Attendees will learn:

  • Developmental shifts and norms in middle/high school students that impact anxiety, depression and communication
  • Psychoeducation on how your student’s brain is wired
  • At least 5 practical strategies to equip parents to help middle/high school students manage anxiety and depression

Cost
$20 per person/each additional family member $10

Family Equipping Workshop

Many families experience stressful moments with big emotions like anger, frustration and anxiety. These moments can often feel overwhelming and leave family members feeling strained. Before school begins in the fall, Cornerstone would like to equip families with tools and strategies to manage stressful situations with resiliency and hope! 

Families will enjoy creating and practicing the tools taught and leave with practical techniques to implement throughout the school year.

Families will be equipped to:

  • Use creative, practical tools for expressing and calming big emotions
  • Learn tips for communication during stressful moments
  • Identify strengths to be resilient
  • Establish healthy family boundaries regarding technology

Cost
$20 per person/each additional family member $10

Courageous Parenting General Workshop

Parenting is not meant to be an easy task, but it can be done courageously!!! 

This workshop will equip parents to:

  • Live out what you say you believe
  • Identify developmental norms and have grace for the changes your student is enduring
  • Recognize and acknowledge growing core needs, strengths, passions, interests, values, traits in your student
  • Verbally acknowledge character development in your student (“See the adult in the child”)
  • Be vulnerable and authentic
  • De-escalate difficult conversations
  • “Emotionally wince” with your student before correcting/guiding to healthier behavior
  • Be open to listening, asking questions about and talking through difficult topics
  • Manage your own stress well as a model for your student
  • Provide and live healthy boundaries (technology, social media, relationships, friendships, sleep, time, money, etc)
  • Allow them to fail in order to grow resilience and growth mindset
  • Do what they NEED, not what they WANT

Cost
$20 per person/each additional family member $10

Chronic Stress Hope & Resilience Workshop

Increased or chronic stress is impacting nearly every age level with a result of heightened anxiety and depression. The ripple effects of prolonged stress can negatively impact an individual’s job, relationships, confidence, sleep, and emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. However, there is hope! We are equipped with incredible minds and practical tools to use to help rein in our thoughts, manage our emotions, regain a sense of control over our lives and take action steps that positively impact our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. We are wired to be resilient and to live with hope! 

Cornerstone of Hope Lima invites you to take part in our Chronic Stress Hope & Resilience Workshop which will include the following:

  • Provide psychoeducation regarding the impact of prolonged stress on the body and brain

  • Assist participants in self-awareness of stress symptoms, emotions, and negative thoughts 

  • Equip participants with numerous practical skills for healthy coping and healthy thinking, maintaining routine and productivity, being intentionally connective, recognizing strengths, utilizing gratefulness, and implementing forward thinking through a resilient mindset

  • Understanding how each individual has been equipped to be resilient and live with hope!

*Each participant will create a personalized “Hope & Resilience Plan” during the workshop to reflect on tools and techniques they are equipped with to manage stressors with resilience in the future.

Cost

$20 per person/each additional family member $10

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