Saturday, September 8th
The death of a loved one creates a change in life’s tapestry and requires piecing life together in a different way. This day retreat will provide you an opportunity to share your unique grief journey with others through reflection, expressive arts and activities in nature. In a supportive grief environment, led by trained professionals, you will gain insight into your grieving process and develop new coping skills.
Time: Saturday, September 8th from 9:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $75 per person, lunch included (space is limited)
Scholarships are available
Cheri Hunt, Art Instructor
Cheri helps participants discover their inner artist using a variety of materials and teaches many fundamental art techniques. Art programs are available to adults and children at LivingWell in Geneva as well as a variety of local cancer treatment centers.
Priscilla Brinkman, LCSW, FT
Priscilla is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Iowa. She has a Masters in Teaching with a specialization in early childhood education from the University of Chicago. Priscilla has focused her work with children and families for over 25 years providing clinical services, school collaborations and facilitating workshops. For the last 13 years, she has worked with individuals of all ages experiencing issues related to loss. She is certified as a Fellow in Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Priscilla is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and served on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC).
Judy Hanson, LCSW, CYT
Judy is a licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in grief, loss and trauma. Her professional career includes hospice social work with adult and child bereavement, a contractual therapist for Communities In Schools, adjunct staff in the school of social work at Aurora University and professional consultation to local organizations and private practice. Judy is also a certified yoga teacher and is a registered y4c (yoga for cancer) instructor. Judy is a member of the National Alliance for Grieving Children and has been involved with the NAGC since its inception. She served on their Board of Directors for 6 years.