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Navigating Anticipatory Grief: Understanding and Coping

September 12 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us for a uniquely insightful event where we delve into the intricate realm of anticipatory grief, shedding light on its multifaceted dimensions.

In our pursuit of success, we often encounter life’s complex challenges, including those that aren’t always discussed openly. Grief is a profound emotion, and while commonly linked to loss, it can also manifest before death – a phenomenon termed “anticipatory grief.” This emotional journey is experienced by those facing their mortality as well as their loved ones.

Here’s what you can expect:

1. Understanding the Nature of Anticipatory Grief: Explore how this distinct form of grief emerges as individuals prepare for the loss of a loved one, their own life, abilities, or independence.

2. Navigating Emotions: Gain insights into the emotional landscape of anticipatory grief, encompassing feelings of sadness, anxiety, guilt, and even relief. Understand how these emotions affect individuals on various levels.

3. Embracing Coping Strategies: Discover healthy ways to navigate anticipatory grief. Explore coping mechanisms that foster emotional well-being and resilience, benefiting both those facing the loss and their support network.

4. Discovering Purpose in Grieving: Uncover the transformative potential of anticipatory grief. Learn how this process can lead to personal growth, reflection, and the creation of meaningful moments.

Who Should Attend:

This event is thoughtfully designed for men and women seeking to comprehend anticipatory grief’s nuances. Whether supporting a loved one, managing your own illness, or preparing for a significant loss, this discussion provides valuable insights.

Meet Our Speakers:

Eugene Dufour: A clinically trained therapist, international speaker, and bereavement expert with a compassionate approach

Margot Brandreth: A palliative patient and former teacher who actively supports her family throughout her end-of-life journey

Sandra Sullivan: The Executive Director of Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation