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Healing comes in many forms, and the IGI village offers many opportunities. We are fortunate enough to have access to life's most wonderful teachers who are willing to teach what they've lived and learned. Take steps toward your own healing and register for a webinar now. Can't attend the date? Sign up now and watch the recorded session at a time suitable to you.

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Born and built on the fundamentals of education, compassion and empowerment, the International Grief Institute bridges the gap between corporations, professionals and individuals during personal crisis. Believing in the power of collaboration and partnership, IGI is village of unity to promote help, healing and hope around the world.

To improve strategic corporate responses to employee crisis, and offer professional development and personal enrichment opportunities that promote healing and hope for everyone.

To create a unified culture of help, healing and hope.

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7 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Tue Mar 20 2018 at 09:30 pm EDT
Last Log-in:
Thu Sep 27 2018 at 12:29 pm EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Friday Sep 8, 2017
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Christine Duminiak's research and experiences show there is a powerful link between receiving an afterlife contact and feeling at peace with a loved one's passing. Christine's goal in this workshop is to help the attendees recognize an afterlife sign, claim their own signs, and learn how to receive a comforting ADC or a dream visit. Students will learn: 1. 20 Ways Loved Ones Contact Us From the Afterlife 2. Tips For Receiving Afterlife Contacts & Dream Visits 3. Grief Healing Methods
When the world feels chaotic and you're seeking quiet in the storm, a spiritual journal can help process feelings and thoughts. A journal can also be a path to nurture your faith through interactive prayer. Participants will explore many ways to journal going beyond the written word to use images, color and other collage techniques. This participatory workshop will inspire attendees through guided prompts and images to start their own spiritual journal or renew their own writing practice. MATERIALS: Journal, pen or pencils, scissors, glue, collage material
Fatigue, burnout, and illness are becoming more prevalent in our fast-paced world where our personal, professional, and philanthropic schedules are both fuller and more demanding. Meditation is a centuries old practice that brings peace, rest, and rejuvenation to our bodies, allowing us to live with more passion, productivity, and purpose. This beginner class provides a brief overview of the benefits of meditation, tips for incorporating meditation into your busy day, and a brief meditation session where you will learn basic skills to begin your own meditation practice, one that helps you help yourself when you need it most.
INSTRUCTOR: Chelsea Hanson DESCRIPTION: This unique, how-to workshop shows you how to remember beloved people using joyful ways to carry forward their love, spirit and memory in daily life. Not only is this workshop filled with a rich treasury of ideas and projects to inspire you to creatively include your loved ones in daily life, but also provides grief healing. You will be empowered to know you have the right to share memories, treasure stories, and carry on the legacy and rich heritage of your beloved. The workshop highlights how to: 1. Maintain the continuing bonds with the deceased and keep their spirit close to your heart 2. Share the spirit of a loved one with new traditions and tangible methods 3. Keep memories alive in daily life. You are introduced to creative, inspiring ways to embrace memories with meaning and joy. You learn to use creative commemorative ideas such as: unique keepsake boxes, hope chests, memory frames and photo walls, remembrance books, memorial trees and gardens, and memorial funds and fundraisers. You are encouraged to respect and publicly celebrate a loved one through ritual, memorialization, and personally significant approaches in a way that works for you, not what others think or expect.
INSTRUCTOR: Herb Knoll Why do widowed men grieve differently than women? Come explore the unrealistic expectations imposed on men by society, and learn how to overcome these challenges and more. Content is fresh, interesting, and presented in a man-to-man fashion by a widowed instructor who leads with compassion and understanding. LEARN: 1. How men can process grief 2. How to keep healthy during stressful times 3. How to manage a career while coping with loss 4. How to draw strength from your faith 5. How to re-enter the dating world 6. How to deal with issues that sex, dating, and marriage create 7. What a woman dating a widower needs to know 8. Parenting as a widower 9. How to solve financial and legal problems 10. How to preserve your late partner's memory for yourself and family and friends.
Join award-winning author and Reiki Master Sharon Ehlers as she introduces the Japanese art of Reiki. You'll learn about the 7 energy centers in the body and how they relate to your emotional responses, including those related to loss and grief. You'll walk away with better understanding of how grief and energy interact in your body, daily techniques you can practice to help repair the wound in your heart, and valuable tips to empower yourself to feel better along the journey. LEARN: 1. How to understand your grief and common responses 2. About the Japanese healing art and its benefits 3. Which energy centers are impacted most by grief 4. How to use Reiki to ease emotional pain 5. Simple Reiki techniques to begin repairing your heart
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Gloria Horsley & Dr. Heidi Horsley DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn about the most current research on hope after loss, and will be provided with inspirational stories from Open to Hope cable television and radio show guests, and personal experiences that support the research and show that despite profound loss, people can and do find hope and happiness again. LEARN TO IDENTIFY: 1. 10 tips for helping clients take care of themselves 2. Identify practical means of instilling hope by teaching the bereaved skills for healing and thriving 3. Identify special considerations when offering support and how this can be used to stabilize clients 4. Best practices for finding hope after loss