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Grief Reiki Academy Webinars

Grief & Healing Webinars

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The Grief Reiki® Academy is proud to offer the following Anytime Webinars. Watch from the comfort of your home anytime it is convenient for you. 

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HEALING WITH REIKI

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It’s not a coincidence that the symptoms associated with grieving and the benefits of Reiki almost match each other one-for-one. Reiki energy knows right where to go to balance and heal. Learn how Reiki can help ease the pain of grieving.

Length: 33 Minutes

 

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TIME DOESN’T HEAL ALL WOUNDS

Explore how to complete the grieving process and move beyond the pain associated with loss. Grief doesn’t have to be a permanent condition. Learn about commonly understood myths about grief, including the so-called Five Stages. Find out what you can do to release the emotional pain caused by the more than 40 different life experiences that can cause grief, including death, divorce, retirement and moving.

Length: 50 Minutes

You will also receive access to two free eBooks:

1) The Major Myths About Grief

2) Debunking the 5 Stages

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BEYOND THE CASSEROLE

Learn how to help a grieving friend or loved one.  Begin to understand loss from the griever’s point of view, and how you, as family, friend, coworker or concerned community member can help. You will learn practical tips for helping a griever, including what to say and what not to say.

Length: 35 Minutes

You will also receive access to two free eBooks:

1) Helping Others Who Are Grieving

2) The Grief Recovery Method Guide for Loss

 

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HELPING CHILDREN GRIEVE

Begin to understand what you can do as a parent, other principle guardian, clergy and/or teacher to help a grieving child. Better understand how adults influence a child’s reaction to loss from a very young age. Walk through the steps to determine if a child should or should not attend a funeral.

Length: 32 Minutes

You will also receive access to one free eBook:

1) Helping Children Grieve

 

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DEALING WITH PET LOSS

As a pet owner, losing your beloved furry family member is often intense. Discover how society treats grieving pet owners. Better understand why it is so hard to lose a pet. Explore what actions you can take as a grieving pet owner to move beyond the pain.

Length: 28 Minutes

You will also receive access to one free eBook:

1) Dealing With Pet Loss

 

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Feeling Awful

Feeling Awful When Grieving

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Feeling awful when you are grieving is perfectly normal. Since every relationship is unique, how a person grieves is unique to that relationship. If feeling awful is your thing, then you are right on track. Other normal reactions can include everything from feeling numb to wanting to eat everything in sight to not wanting to eat at all.

I remember when my best friend died I felt like I was in a fog for days. I sat at work (I am still not sure how I got there) and just stared at the computer. I couldn’t sleep without thinking about her.  I couldn’t hear a song on the radio without crying. Even worse because she died by suicide, most people avoided me or wouldn’t talk to me at all. This resulting in me putting up walls and isolating myself even more. Eventually I just plastered on my “happy face” and told everyone I was “fine”.

MISINFORMATION

Now that I am a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®, I realize my feelings were no different than what most grievers experience. Historically society has told us how we should or shouldn’t be feeling after any loss. It got passed down from generation to generation. As a result, well-meaning friends and relatives say things like “They are in a better place” or “Eat some more ice cream and you’ll feel better” after a death of someone close to you. Maybe some of you have even heard after the break-up of a relationship “We never liked them anyway” or “It’s ok, it just wasn’t meant to be”.

The problem is we are taught to intellectualize grief when really it is really a matter of the heart. Since most people aren’t given the necessary “heart tools” – especially when it comes to loss – they do the best they can by giving us feedback they think our heads will understand.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY

In addition to our hearts needing tender-loving-care while we are grieving, so do our bodies. A body needs energy to be healthy. Grief is an energy-depleting emotion. If you aren’t replacing and/or balancing its energy you feel awful. For example, after the death of my former finance, my heart physically ached inside my body. It felt like it was going to explode out of my chest. It felt like I was having a heart attack. Maybe in some way – figuratively not literally – I was. My stomach felt like I had swallowed a block of concrete. I had zip, nada, no energy.

Since we have been conditioned not to express our feelings, we bottle them all up inside. We walk around like robots. We hold back the tears. We hide from friends and family. Eventually our bodies can’t take it anymore. We explode inside like metal in a microwave. As a result, it’s not unusual to get sick by not dealing with grief. This outcome is so much worse than just feeling what you were feeling from the beginning.

REIKI HELPED

One suggestion for preventing your grief manifesting in a physical way is to find practices that help you balance the energy in your body – Reiki, Yoga, Tai Chi or Qigong. After the deaths of both of my friends, I found that Reiki really helped me. It kept me more peaceful and relaxed. Much better for my well-being than eating gallons of ice cream or exploding in a meeting.

The bottom line is to understand and express what you are feeling both emotionally and physically.  It is normal and natural and most importantly – it is just right for you. Be sad. Be numb. Be tired. Communicate how you feel – even if you do feel awful. You heart and your body will thank you.

Grief is one instance where knowing you are feeling awful is actually a good thing.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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International Grief Institute

International Grief Institute Webinar 11/06/17

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Grief Reiki® is excited to announce we have been chosen as an Expert Instructor for the newly formed International Grief Institute (IGI). IGI is a global platform working to bridge the gap between life, death, and grief. It offers corporate bereavement services, grief certification training, and personal enrichment opportunities.

The IGI village offers many healing opportunities. They have access to life’s most wonderful teachers who are willing to teach what they’ve lived and learned. Take steps toward your own healing and register for a webinar. Can’t attend the date? Sign up now and watch the recorded session at a time suitable to you.

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Date:    Monday November 6

Time:    09:00 pm EDT

Length:    60 Minutes

Cost:    $27

Sign Up Now

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INTERNATIONAL GRIEF INSTITUTE

Born and built on the fundamentals of education, compassion and empowerment, co-founders Lynda Cheldelin Fell and Glen Lord formed IGI to bridge the gap between corporations, professionals and individuals during personal crisis. Believing in the power of collaboration and partnership, the duo designed IGI as a village of unity to promote help, healing and hope around the world.

Mission:  To improve strategic corporate responses to employee crisis, and offer professional development and personal enrichment opportunities that promote healing and hope for everyone.

Vision: To bridge the gap between humanity and create a unified culture of help, healing and hope.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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