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posted Jan 10, 2012 - 2:05:51pm
(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) – Over 600 individuals received an evening of hope and healing from world-renowned speaker Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., C.T.
Sponsored by Lohman Funeral Homes, in cooperation with Prince of Peace Catholic Church and area hospice organizations, the two free community programs took place in December at Prince of Peace in Ormond Beach, Florida.
Dr. Wolfelt is committed to helping people mourn well, so they can live well and love well. On Dec. 14, 2011, the evening program – “Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Love Has Died" – focused on recognizing unique aspects of personal grief, defining special needs in five domains of loss, understanding the importance of self-care, exploring the transformative nature of grief, and having hope for healing.
“I am very grateful to you” wrote one of the attendees, “personally, Alan Wolfelt handed me my life. My energy level went from 2 to 10. My hope is that Lohman’s will have Mr. Wolfelt again soon!”
Those sentiments were echoed by a fellow attendee, Linda, who wrote, “This was a great presentation, and so helpful at this time of the year. Mr. Wolfelt’s sense of humor made a sad subject actually very enjoyable. The two hours went by so fast! Time, place and refreshments were also wonderful. The church setting was perfect because it gave me a real feeling of peace and I left with my heart lifted. Thank you for bringing this program to us.”
Dr. Wolfelt also led a morning seminar – “Exploring the Dimensions of Adult Grief: The Caregiver's Role" – on Dec. 15, 2011, for area hospice volunteers, nurses, social workers, chaplains and other care providers. The workshop gave an in-depth look at the dimensions of adult grief and the helping role. Participants also explored a model of grief care anchored in “companioning” versus “treating” the mourner.
The seminar garnered a lot of wonderful comments. Two professional wrote “Enthralling…Very relevant and reaffirming of what I do as a hospice social worker” and “A Wealth of knowledge incorporated with real-life experiences to take home and in the workplace.”
Another wrote “Excellent speaker….truly touched me on his kindness and empathy. I’m new to hospice and appreciate the information provided. I am inspired.”
With so much positive feedback from those who attended the programs, Lohman Funeral Homes is proud to announce Dr. Wolfelt’s return in December 2012 to once again speak with those experiencing grief in their lives.
About Dr. Alan Wolfelt: Authoring more than 30 books on grief and loss, Dr. Wolfelt serves as a frequent resource for the media and has made appearances on television shows including Larry King Live, the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today Show and Nick News. He also writes the "Children and Grief" column for Bereavement magazine. He is the founder and director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and also serves as a consultant to hospices, hospitals, schools, universities, and funeral homes across North America.
About the Lohman’s and Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries and Cremation: The Lohman Family (Lowell, Nancy, Victor and Ty) are the largest private family-owned operators of funeral homes and cemeteries in Florida. They own 14 locations in Volusia and Flagler countries in the central east area of Florida. Nancy serves as a Vice President of ICCFA (Int’l Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Assn. Ty serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of FCCFA (Florida Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Assn.)
For more information, please contact Nancy Lohman at Lohman Office, 725 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 48, Ormond Beach, Florida. (386) 615-1100 or fax (386) 615-0070.
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