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TAPS WEBINAR: LOSS AND LONELINESS AT THE HOLIDAYS – FINDING A NEW NARRATIVE
November 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
This session will explore ways that solitude, whether real or imagined, can feel more acute over the holidays. We’ll offer practical strategies blended with personal experiences, with an eye toward finding comfort, reframing the narrative, and realizing that choosing our own traditions also may mean exploring limiting beliefs about what life “should” look like.
This webinar is presented by the TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing®.
Erin serves as the Director of Women’s Empowerment for TAPS. Within the past decade, Erin has built transformative programming within the retreat and seminar programs with an emphasis in women’s empowerment, art, mindfulness and nature based healing. At the heart of her workshops and programs is the desire to create spaces where survivors can feel safe to explore the difficult questions surrounding identity and purpose after loss. Erin resides in the Pacific Northwest and is the surviving partner of Army Ranger Corporal Jason Kessler. Along with a degree in counseling, her educational background includes nonprofit leadership, religious studies and art history.
Emily serves as the Director of Health and Wellness as well as co-directs the Women’s Empowerment Program for TAPS. Emily comes to a veterans and military service career following time spent at multiple non-profit organizations, several prestigious think tanks, and the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. To the Women’s Empowerment program, she brings a passion for fitness, movement, and the mind-body connection. Emily is a 1,000 hour registered yoga instructor and is certified in multiple fitness modalities. Laughter through tears is her favorite emotion.
This webinar is free and open to the public. Continuing education credit is not available. A “Certificate of Attendance” is available for $10. Instructions for obtaining a Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end of the program.
ABOUT THE TAPS INSTITUTE FOR HOPE AND HEALING®
The TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is positioned to be the national and worldwide leader in training and education for bereavement professionals, bereaved individuals, and grieving military and civilian families.
Through an alliance with the Hospice Foundation of America, the foremost leader in professional grief and loss education, the Institute will serve as a resource and training center, providing a hub for high-quality collaboration between professionals working in the field of grief and loss.
The Institute is where practical information on coping with loss will be accessible for all who seek current strategies, the most effective tools, and best practices for supporting those who are grieving and those who serve the grieving.
TAPS has teamed with the Hospice Foundation of America to educate caregivers, mental health professionals, clergy, funeral directors, casualty officers, the bereaved themselves, and so many others on the best ways to travel the grief journey. Together at the Institute, the two organizations will provide workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and more to train professionals and help individuals and families thrive after loss.
TAPS Institute for Hope and Healing® is located at TAPS Headquarters, 3033 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201