Grief, Crisis and Trauma Counseling

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We all, at some point and time in our life span will experience a Traumatic event. It could be as an infant, adolescent, teen or adult, and no matter what stage we experience it, there is the possibility it could affect us mentally, emotionally, physically or spiritually for the rest of our lives. Trauma can be man-made or natural, but not all trauma will lead to a crisis, it depends on a person’s personality, spiritual or religious beliefs and culture. When we hear the word ‘crisis’ we visualize pictures and words that could be upsetting, dangerous, out of control; ‘hopelessness,’ sometimes ‘helplessness’, hysterical, nonfunctional, and anxious, and possibly all of the above depending on the crisis. Grief has been defined as intense emotional suffering and/or the loss of something or someone significant. Whatever type grief one experiences, it has to do with loss. It could be the death of a loved one or friend; a pet, a job; a house, or something tangible you treasured.

We invite and encourage your organization to consider having this training at your location. A few benefits are:

• Helping individual, groups are families cope and process their grief (loss); a crisis or a traumatic event
• Being prepard to give verbal or emotional first aid and ‘what to say’ and ‘what not to say’
• Identify, listen and calm people facing grief or a crisis
• Gain knowledge oft the role of first responders in a crisis and IC (Incident Command)
• Learn how to develop a strong care ministry to deal with most emergencies that will arise


“The most important part of ministering to one who is grieving, is to be present, sometimes quietly, sometimes with a shoulder or open arms; but most importantly with a heart of compassion.”

What do you know about loss?

What was your first loss?

What was your most recent loss?

How do we distinguish between Grief, Crisis and Trauma?

¨ Grief or Loss produces an ache, emptiness, sadness

¨ Crisis throws us off balance and into a state of panic and confusion.

¨ Trauma is a wounding (physical, psychological, emotional).

➢ Sign up your group or organization today. Our calendar is filling up quickly.

□ Individual, family or group

□ Organizational training (Lay and Leadership)

We offer group sessions for Grief as well as lay and leadership training.