Conversations on Grief: Supporting Yourself and Others Coping with Loss

Virtual Workshop Sunday April 21st, 2024 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM presented by Mary L. Robinson, MA, CT, owner MLRobinson & Associates. To register email Mary at mary@marylrobinson.com In this workshop you will learn the definitions of grief, loss, and mourning and how they apply to our own lives and to the lives of those we love, live with, and support in our communities. Human beings grieve when they lose someone or something they love or value.  There’s no way around it. What we do have some control over is whether or not we mourn.  Mourning is the expression of our thoughts...

How to Support Youth Grieving a Loss

February 24th, 1974 If you know a child or teenager (and I hope you don’t!) who has had a parent, sibling, or other important person in their life die, consider sending a sympathy card designed specifically for them. 49 years ago today my father died of cancer. I was 14, he was 46. After my father died I received the following sympathy card from a neighbor: "Dear Mary, I am so sorry for your great loss. I always think unhappy times are the hardest for young people to bear. But I think they have a way of making one grow up with a lot more compassion. The thing that helps me feel better...

Letting Children Have All Their Feelings

“Don’t leave me!” the little girl with pink ribbons in her hair sobbed as her aunt and young cousin said good-bye to her at the Denver airport. I was returning from a Bereavement Skills Training conference in Colorado and was sitting next to the little girl and her grandmother. The grandmother was holding her and attempting to comfort the young child as she cried. “There, there,” said the grandmother. “Aunt June would not want you to cry.” And so it begins. The “denormalizing” of a normal response to grief. When we lose someone or something we love, we grieve. Yet as a society we are so...

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About Mary

Mary Robinson, MA, CT, is currently in private practice in Madison, NJ where she works with individuals coping with grief, loss, and life transitions of any kind.

She has over 35 years of business, management, technical, training, and clinical expertise in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Robinson is committed to creating communities where children, teens, families, and adults coping with loss get the support they need to thrive, be resilient, and develop the coping tools and skills needed to manage all of the transitions of life.

About Mary

Mary Robinson, MA, CT, is currently in private practice in Madison, NJ where she works with individuals coping with grief, loss, and life transitions of any kind.

She has over 35 years of business, management, technical, training, and clinical expertise in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Ms. Robinson is committed to creating communities where children, teens, families, and adults coping with loss get the support they need to thrive, be resilient, and develop the coping tools and skills needed to manage all of the transitions of life.

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