August 2022

Page A21 August 2022 FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY NEWS Se c t i on A celebrate Let’s together Ten years ago, with the insurance expertise and financial strength built over more than a century, the Physicians Mutual family entered the preneed market. We listened. We learned. And we created products to help funeral home owners grow their business and serve their families. Please stop by our booth for a glass of champagne and to learn about our latest innovation, the InTrust Preneed product suite. We’re excited about the future and know the best is yet to come. The Physicians Mutual team and I look forward to seeing you in Baltimore! Visit us at NFDA booth 1618 | October 9-12, 2022 Underwritten by Physicians Life Insurance Company, a member of the Physicians Mutual family. Preneed program not available in all states. 10th 120th anniversary in preneed birthday for the Physicians Mutual family celebrate Let’s th Tim Reed, Physicians Mutual PM3396 years together cult engaging with others/life, emotional numbness, feelings that life is meaningless, and intense loneliness) often last beyond the PGD-allowed six months for children and one year for adults. Many of those in grief supported at the Center for Loss & Life Transition are experiencing “psychic numbing” or “acute aftershock” for the first year and beyond after a death. Now, they run the risk of being diagnosed with a “mental disorder” based on an inappropriate linear timeframe. This new diagnosis is ill-conceived and not anchored in our knowledge and experience of 40 years of supporting people in grief. The Center for Loss & Life Transition will now put more emphasis on training caregivers in Dr. Wolfelt’s model of Understanding, Identifying, and Companioning (not treating) grievers. As Dr. Donna Schuurman stated in the forward to Dr. Wolfelt’s book titled, When Grief is Complicated, “I believe the revolutionary message of this book will result in better understanding of and services for grieving people…. Alan represents the gold standard of care.” Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Fall 2022 Speaking Schedule Released The Center for Loss and Life Transition has announced the locations of Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s 2022 Fall educational workshops. The content of these workshops helps participants understand their own grief, learn how to companion others in their grief, understand the natural complications of grief, and recognize the significance of how when words are inadequate have meaningful ceremonies. Sponsors include hospices, hospitals, universities, funeral homes, and a variety of community agencies. Workshop locations include: September 7-8, Appleton, WI; September 12-15, Fort Collins, CO; September 20-21, Uvalde, TX; September 20-22, Lubbock, TX; September 26-27, Salt Lake City, UT; September 28-29, Colorado Springs, CO; October 3-4, Palm Harbor, FL; October 5-6, St. Charles, MO; October 10, Baltimore, MD; October 11-12, Maryville, TN; October 13-14, Albuquerque, NM; October 18-19, Port Huron, MI; October 1920, Detroit, MI; October 26, Victoria, BC (Virtual); November 1, Batesville, IN (Virtual); November 3, Las Vegas, NV; November 7-10, Scottsdale, AZ; and December 5-8, Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Alan Wolfelt has been recognized as one of North America’s leading death educators and grief counselors. His books have sold more than a million copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. He founded the Center for Loss and Life Transition in 1984 to offer education and support both to grievers and bereavement caregivers. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care. Dr. Wolfelt speaks on grief-related topics, offers trainings for caregivers, and has written many bestselling books and other resources on grief for both caregivers and grieving people. For information and registration related to training, contact the Center for Loss & Life Transition at 970-226-6050 or Center for Complicated Grief Continued from Page A17 Send Us Your News! Email PO Box 5159, Youngstown, OH 44514 • Fax 1-800-321-9040