Grief and Loss Workshops

Of the many trials you may confront in life, none is perhaps more difficult and challenging than being faced with a personal loss, whether that of a spouse or partner, a family member or close friend. How you deal with grief and move toward recovery depends on many things that are truly unque to your situation.


  • Acknowledging the need to mourn.

  • Exploring the multitude of emotions.

  • Recognizing the unique aspects of personal grief.

  • Defining special need in five domains of loss.

  • Understanding the importance of self-care.

  • Identifying the need for support systems.

  • Defining the compassionate model of care.

  • Describing six important needs of mourning.

  • Exploring complicated mourning.

  • The special needs of suicide survivors.

An one day educational workshop for caregivers.

  • Open to the presence of your loss.

  • Dispel misconceptions about grief.

  • Embrace the uniqueness of your grief.

  • Explore what you might experience.

  • Recognize you are not crazy.

  • Understand the sick need of mourning.

  • Nurturing your self.

  • Reaching out for help in your hours of need.

  • The journey through grief.

  • Coping with your grief and knowing when to get help.

  • The value of ceremonies.

Two day weekend workshop for the grieving and those who support them.

No one every told me that grief feels so much like fear

ASIST Training

 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is for everyone 16 or older—regardless of prior experience—who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce suicidality, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community.

Our Core Beliefs

  • Sustaining the hope that suicide-safer communities are possible.

  • As these beliefs find expression in the community through our programs, we envision benefits that will live on:

  • Suicide will be less of a community health problem.

  • Suicide will be better understood.

  • Suicidal behavior will be reduced.

  • Help seeking will be more common.

  • Relationships will be strengthened.

  • More attention will be focused upon life preservation and promotion.

  • Cooperation will grow.

  • Intervention skills will be widely known and used.

  • Large numbers of people will be taught intervention skills.

  • More research funds will go toward exploring fundamental questions about suicide.

Workshop features
  • Presentations and guidance from two LivingWorks registered trainers

  • A scientifically proven intervention model

  • Powerful audiovisual learning aids

  • Group discussions, skills practice and development.

  •  A balance of challenge and safety