A Crash Course in Grief Recovery: For Small Group Facilitators and Anyone Struggling with Grief

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Trafford Publishing, May 9, 2012 - Reference - 168 pages
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Grief Recovery Programs For Business & Industry: Combine Deming's "team", (or support group) approach with grief re- covery principles and you have an unbeatable organization. Churches: Christ centered programs for youth leaders, home groups, Bible studies, widows, people suffering with health issues, divorce, relational problems, miscarriage, death of a sibling, parent, friend, child, or anything grief related. Beauty shops: dealing with grief on a daily basis. Untapped public relations opportunities. Nursing Homes: Help staff deal with constant grief. Recovery groups for patients and families. They're grieving too. Life appreciation moments for deceased patients. Funeral Homes: Grief recovery resource center. Wave of the future or giant Tsunami? Support groups for people setting up mortuary trusts and pre-arrangements. They're grieving. How to Organize and facilitate widowed person's social groups. P/R opportunities. Taking grief recovery programs to your community. . Grief recovery support groups. The most effective P/R program ever! Veterans groups: support for readjusting to civilian and family life. New VA programs. Police and fire departments: A closer bond within units. Solid recovery. Youth leaders: coaches, Scout troops, Civil Air Patrol, military reserve units. Christian and home schools: behavioral problems could be grief related. Grief recovery support groups for teachers. Teacher facilitated groups for students. Meaningful Life Appreciation Service : following a death in school, group or workplace. For anyone struggling with grief: "Why did God take my loved one?" "Can I communicate with the dead?" "I'm mad at God!" "How do I deal with unfor- giveness, woundedness. anger, guilt and fear?" . For a child:" Will I see my pet that died, in heaven?" "Will it come back as another animal?" " How can my pet be in heaven with God and be buried out back under the lilac bush at the same time? Veterinarians: Helping owners deal with the death of their pet. Organizing and facilitating short term support groups for grieving pet owners. Other great P/R programs. including answers for kids dealing with death for the first time.

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Tom Lord is a third generation funeral service professional. He has helped many families plan meaningful life appreciation services for their loved ones. His commitment was always do everything for those he served as if the deceased were his own mother, father, wife or child. He organized and worked with many grief recovery support groups in Central Maine. Tom was a pioneer in teaching CPR. He once wrote that he was teaching the "stuff" before they knew what to call it. He was the first American Red Cross Instructor Trainer for CPR and Advanced First Aid in the state. He introduced medical oxygen and two way radio communications for ambulance service in his area. He founded and managed a volunteer food pantry, serving seven towns during an economic depression. He also implemented a disaster plan used as a model by many Maine towns in preparation for Y2K. Tom is a committed Christian. He enjoys teaching Sunday School and writing. He often hikes and canoes with his wife Louise.

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