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

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 and feelings after a death, or any type of loss, ideally expressed through talk.  Talking helps minimize the potential for residual trauma and pain.

The challenge for those of us who are grieving is finding someone who can listen. The challenge for those of us supporting people who are grieving, is to tolerate, and not act on the feelings induced in us by those in pain.  This is far easier said than done.  In this workshop you will learn the art of listening and the art of mourning so you can support and soothe yourself and be that safe place to land for those who are grieving. This workshop is appropriate for all.

To register email Mary at

The purpose of Conversations on Grief™ is to normalize grief in our society and create grief-informed communities that know how to support children, teens, adults, and ourselves during all the times in our lives when we or the ones we love are grieving. 

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