Grief Education

fort worth grief educationKnowledge is power. As a grief educator, through educational seminars and interactive workshops, Tonya educates her audience on the importance of understanding grief and loss, and how to cope with it when it occurs.

In Western America, we live in a death denying society. No one wants to talk about the elephant in the room. We all know it’s there. It’s large and yet we squeeze by and ignore it. Generally, we live our lives in a world marked by assumptions. We wake up in the morning and assume life will be much as it was the previous day. When tragedy or loss happens to us or someone we care about, our world of assumption is threatened and many times, destroyed.

fort worth grief educationWe are then faced with this phenomenon called, “grief”. It’s easy to say to others, “get over it.” But how? Exactly how do you “get over” the terrible pain that comes through death, divorce and all the other losses in life?

Tonya proposes that you don’t “get over” the loss but “adjust to” the loss. Understanding this basic principle will bring about awareness of how to respond to the pain of grief versus reacting to it. Her presentation offers practical tools that speak to the intellect and the heart of others, encouraging people to take a leap and build a ‘new’ life after a traumatic event has destroyed the life they once knew.