The Meadows will offer a Grief Workshop the week of July 30 from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday at The Meadows' campus. This five-day workshop teaches participants how to deal with the pain they feel after a loss.
The Grief Workshop is designed to assist participants in addressing and resolving issues surrounding losses of all kinds; death of a loved one, end of a relationship, or a major change in social or economic status. Participants will learn about the grieving process and how they were taught to avoid feelings about their losses. Thinking processes will be explored, as well as patterns of destructive behavior following trauma and other loss.
"As this workshop helps participants to start thinking more clearly, they often realize that they have been exhibiting negative, self-destructive behaviors that negatively affect those around them," said Gail Yaw, Director of Workshops at The Meadows and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. "They then receive help to properly handle their confusing emotions."
Attending a Meadows' workshop offers an individual many benefits. A workshop can be a cost-effective alternative when long-term treatment is not an option. Individuals who cannot be away from their work or families for an extended period of time can attend a workshop and work on sensitive issues in a five-day concentrated format. This allows individuals to jump start their personal recovery by gaining insight into patterns and practicing new relational skills within a safe environment.
For more information about The Meadows' Grief Workshop and other workshops offered by The Meadows, please contact Heidi Dike-Kingston at (866) 856-1279 or visit www.themeadows.com.
For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.