Grief and loss are profoundly human experiences, as is the tendency to turn from painful emotions, feelings, and realities. Yet, it is in the process of allowing and accepting the experience of loss fully, and without defense, combined with compassion and a resolve to move towards valued actions, that we can move beyond the experiences of grief. Individuals suffering with mental health challenges may, at any point in time, come in contact with the experience of loss: loss of vitality, relationships, finances, identity, and the shattering of an imagined future are just some of the many finite and continuous realities for those with mental illness.
This webinar will discuss using processes within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the latest research on grief, clinicians can support their clients in noticing and allowing their experiences of loss as a continuously unfolding process throughout treatment. From this place of opening to the present moment of their experiences, client’s can than choose to move forward with their new life from a place of vitality and meaning.
Featuring: Katy Rothfelder, LPC-A and John M. Hart, PhD
1 CE/CME Eligible