Grief Healing & Life Transformation Retreats for Bereaved Adults
Grief is not a mental health experience, it is a human experience that affects the entire family system.
When you are grieving and financially challenged it is even more difficult to adjust to the responsibilities of life after the loss. There are many camps available throughout the nation that attend to the needs of bereaved children specifically. The Grief Healing & Life Transformation Retreat for Bereaved Adults offered by Center for Mindful Grieving will facilitate a 3-day (overnight) workshop retreat designed to move parents or anyone in a kinship care role who has been impacted by grief caused by death through the grief experience in a holistic, life transformational manner infused with the Life THROUGH Loss™ philosophy.
Center for Mindful Grieving is dedicated to bringing transformational healing modalities to the at-risk, economically challenged, and disenfranchised of our community.
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This systemic, multi-generational approach to attending to grief and emotional pain provides a decrease in the propensity for negative behavioral, familial, and academic outcomes and increases the outcomes for long-term positive adjustment to life after the death of a loved one.
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This would be a pioneering program satisfying an enormous gap in working with the family system as it experiences grief and emotional pain as the result of the death of a loved one.
Grief Recovery & Life Transformation Counseling
When you are grieving and in emotional pain due to a death, awakening the creative side of yourself helps to release the accumulated energy of grief and loss...
allowing for the transformation of your emotional pain into your personal power for healing, life transformation, and an increased quality of life and relationships.
Through the implementation of a synergistic combination of: traditional psychology theories, holistic teachings, mindfulness approaches, psycho- educational programs, 21st century healing modalities, and intuitive sensibilities, The HeART Therapy Method™ facilitates life transformational healing by removing the deep-rooted layers of the conditioned self and reawakens the authentic YOU.
This allows participants, specifically the disenfranchised and financially compromised of our community to grieve and heal in an emotionally healthy, mindful manner that reduces dysfunctional, pain-avoiding behaviors that negatively impact our communities allowing for the empowerment and strengthening of self, the family system, and the community as a whole.
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You also reduce the propensity for the manifestation of predominant “mental health disorders” such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and post traumatic stress symptoms.
At the end of the comprehensive 8-10 week program, 100% of participants are released of the sharp emotional pain of grief. They gain significant insight into underlying root causes of their grief response & are taught tangible methods & mindful techniques to address grief emotions they may experience in the future. The participant is empowered through teachings & modalities that awaken their creativity in any form providing an authentic source for emotional stabilization, family cohesion, and positive community participation.
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The program does not eradicate sadness, it excavates pain.
Program success to date has been proven with Life THROUGH Loss™ clients. This is monitored with session notes as well as client feedback. Every client has reported feeling “lighter” and more connected to their authentic self. Clients report feeling like they can enjoy life despite having experienced the loss of a loved one. They report that the memories of their loved ones now bring smiles to their faces rather than tears. The program is designed to empower and provide tools for success reducing the requirement for on-going therapy. Continued program success is confirmed by the reduction for continued supportive sessions.
Testimonials from Life THROUGH Loss™ clients include:
"Probably the best part of the process is Kandy's ability to create a safe environment where I was capable of expressing thoughts & feelings that were sheltered deep within & not easily accessible."
"I am so thankful to have found Kandy and for the uplifting authentic supportive force she has continued to be in my life, hands down the best therapist I have ever had."
"Life THROUGH Loss™ has changed my life in ways I could have never imagined. I can only hope and pray that everyone gets the opportunity to learn this new way to live. Thank you Kandy, for giving us the tools to live life to the best of our ability!"
"I lost my mom 3 years ago and walked around with a very sad and heavy heart. After Kandy's 10 week individualized grief recovery program I feel so much better. Grief therapy is an individual experience and I feel renewed, rejuvenated and my heavy heart is no more. Thank you."
Systemic Case Management: Comprehensive Case Management and Follow Up
Adjusting to life after the death of a loved one is an on-going experience, not a one-time event.
Many social service agencies aim to provide a broader impact on a community by providing a breath of services to individuals.
Center for Mindful Grieving aims to provide a depth of specialized services with a focus on grief (emotional pain) healing and recovery with unique, pioneering therapeutic modalities coupled with comprehensive life transformation services. A greater focus on the foundational impact grief has on the participants fosters a long-term, broader range of individual, familial, and community impact.
Once a client has experienced grief healing & recovery, they are still tasked to adjust to life after the loss.
We are able to provide comprehensive, systemic, in- depth case management that will support skills training, job placement, housing options, as well as emotional support that would otherwise increase the propensity for dysfunction if left unattended.
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When one is experiencing grief, these life challenges seem even more insurmountable.
The Center for Mindful Grieving will not only provide the methodologies to heal, recover and transform one’s life through their grief experience, we will also provide the necessary case management to support the adjustment to life after the loss. Prior to, and at the end of the HeART Therapy Method™ Program, participants will be assigned a Comprehensive Case Manager to identify potential barriers in order to maximize successful adjustment to life after loss.
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The results are universal and impactful and the success of the program is part of what has inspired the creation of Center for Mindful Grieving.
We do not believe quality, in-depth grief recovery & life transformation work should only be accessible to the well-off or well-insured. Partnering with clients and their families through comprehensive, systemic case management will add an even greater layer of transformational services unmatched by anything offered to the community today.
Suncoast Sessions™ Presents...
Suncoast Sessions™ Presents... is a unique series of intimate, acoustic musical evenings that aims to bring a deeper community awareness to the great work of our social service agencies.
Created and hosted by local musicians “Kandy & Iain” each session is also staged to support & increase the synergistic relationship and awareness of the work of Center for Mindful Grieving.
Music communicates in ways that words alone never could.
The mission of the partnered organization is communicated through songs that uniquely tell the story of the work & the impact made to the community. “Kandy & Iain” offers an impactful delivery that facilitates the audience to connect with the mission in a way that traditional fundraisers lack.
Suncoast Sessions™ Presents... has produced shows for the Child Protection Center, The Florida Center, More Too Life, & Operation Smile to date. New shows are in production for social service agencies who understand the impact of grief, support the mission of the Center for Mindful Grieving, & have seen the benefit to offering their constituents a unique way to “friend-raise”. This has not only increased deeper awareness for the work these organizations do, but it has also increased the understanding of the importance of attending to grief issues their clients are facing & in turn considering ways to work with Center for Mindful Grieving. Each agency gained donations & increased their contact mailing list for future donation solicitations. The narrative of the organization’s accomplishments as well as the issues they address is interwoven throughout the show and the audience has been left with a memorable experience that influences who they may choose to support financially in the future.
Suncoast Sessions™ Presents... is poised to be an alternative to the traditional way of fundraising and “friend-raising” for many years to come. The sold-out success of previous shows and the feedback from organizations who have benefited from having this personalized production experience speaks for itself. Organizations report having received new donations, increased awareness, additional mailing list members, as well as an increase in employee/volunteer job satisfaction. An important facet of Suncoast Sessions™ Presents... is our “Pay It Forward” requirement which ensures that the organization that has benefited from the experience identify and nominate a social service agency in the community that should be the next in line for a Suncoast Sessions™ Presents... production.
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"Many thanks to Kandy & Iain for the benefit concert, Roots and Wings, at Florida Studio Theatre last Saturday night! Can't wait to post pictures, but even pictures will not sufficiently tell you all what an amazing evening it was. As Kandy said, 'The evening's music was picked specifically to walk the audience through the trials and triumphs of childhood and parenthood.' Each song sang by Kandy and played by Iain on guitar expertly expressed and built awareness about the realities of child abuse. CPC sincerely wishes to thank Kandy & Iain for choosing CPC as the first charity in the launch of their Suncoast Sessions. You deserved the standing ovation! There are many more to come, for sure!"
-The Child Protection Center
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