By Sheena Hurt
Southern Utah Mortuary
Southern Utah Mortuary is pleased to announce the return to Cedar City of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, one of North America’s leading grief counselors and renowned author of many best-selling books about healing in grief. He serves as the Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo,, as well as being a faculty member of the University of Colorado Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Wolfelt is a sought after educational speaker both nationally and internationally (last year he gave presentations in New Zealand and Australia), and we feel very fortunate to have him come to Cedar City.
He previously spoke in Cedar City in November 2016, speaking both at a free public seminar, and a day-long professional workshop. Those that attended got to learn a number of different ways to better understand grief and the concept that “grief is normal and necessary,” not just with the passing of loved ones, but in other aspects of life. Dr. Wolfelt, through his three decades of “companioning” thousands of people in grief, was able to speak easily and in a very down to earth manner, that allowed both public and professional attendees to come away with the tools to better help not only themselves, but also those around them as they grieve.
The free public seminar will be held on Tuesday, February 13, from 7-9 p.m., at the SUU Ballroom (351 West University Blvd, Cedar City). The content for this evening’s seminar will be based on Dr. Wolfelt’s book, “Loving from the Outside In, Mourning from the Inside Out.” All are invited to attend what promises to be a wonderful evening, with the opportunity to interact with Dr. Wolfelt, and learn how to integrate grief into your life, your living, and your loving. There will be light refreshments afterwards, and although an RSVP is not required, it would be appreciated for planning purposes.
There will then be a professional workshop held the following day, Wednesday February 14, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., again at the SUU Ballroom. The topic for this workshop is entitled, “Exploring the Special Features of Sudden Death, Suicide Grief, and Trauma Loss,” and Dr. Wolfelt will explore a variety of topics related to understanding and supporting survivors of sudden, unexpected deaths. This compassionate workshop will help anyone who wants to learn more about how to support those who have experienced loss, whether it is related to their chosen profession, or on a personal level. Nurses, social workers and mental health professionals, Iron and Beaver County educators, and funeral directors can receive 5.5 hours of Continued Education hours for attending, and breakfast and lunch will be included.
We look forward to having you, your family, and your friends join us. For more information or to register, please call 435-586-4040, visit sumortuary.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .