How to navigate through complicated grief

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Dr. Alan Wolfelt, a nationally recognized author and expert on the mourning process, will be giving two free seminars in March about grief and healing and how healthcare professionals can help their clients through the grieving process.

According to Jordan Buckner from Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries, in today’s world, we are a grief-avoiding culture. This causes significant strain and stress on families through what’s known as “complicated grief.” 

Complicated grief is grief with an extended length of time of grief symptoms and an increase in the intensity of grief symptoms.  It most often arises when the family seeks to avoid grief in the first place. Trying to “push through” grief can make it more difficult for families to go through the classic reconciliation needs of mourning.

Through the upcoming seminars, Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries hopes to educate families on the importance of proper grieving and mourning for healthier grief outcomes down the road.

Dr. Wolfelt’s seminar on March 12th about grief and healing will be held at Salt Lake Community College’s Jordan Campus on 3491 W. 9000 S. in the Student Pavilion Building.

The seminar for professionals in the healthcare and palliative-care industry on March 13th will be held at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery located on 6500 S. Redwood Road. 

These seminars are both free to the general public. Seating is limited so you can secure your seat through an RSVP by calling 801-262-4631.

Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries is also offering 10% off pre-planned funeral services and cemetery spaces if you mention this segment when calling to set up an appointment to sit down with a family service advisor.

This story includes sponsored content.

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