Social Worker, Grief Expert, Author
Coping Strategist™ for:
Family Caregivers, Involving Dementia or Other Ongoing Serious Illnesses.
Anyone Needing to Heal and Strengthen from Adverse Circumstances Involving Situational Loss such as Health Decline, Job Loss, Past Wounds, Death.
"Wherever There is Adversity,
There is Situational Loss"
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Are you having difficulty coping?
Could you use support and empowering coping tools?
The vision is for you to have the external & internal resources to live the highest quality of life you can.
A Five-Session Virtual Program
for Your Clients/Employees
Coping with Strength
Applying the 3-A Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist
The objective of this psychoeducational five-session series is to empower by providing attendees with the coping tools to self monitor with self awareness for their wellbeing. They are equipped to strengthen inner resiliency through training in applying the innovative components of the 3-A Coping Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist.
Facilitated by Eleanor Silverberg, Social Worker, Author and Coping Strategist
Session 1: Acknowledging & Addressing the Loss Experience
Identifying three elements of a strength enhancing regimen with a focus on the element unmasking the different types of losses encountered in life altering adverse circumstances. Also, the components of the 3-A Coping Framework are described as a means of addressing the losses.
Session 2: Assess Your Experience: From Calm to Overwhelming Reaction
Exploring and raising awareness of grief as a reaction, not to death but rather to the losses that are experienced.in adverse circumstances. Specific reactions and different styles of coping with the circumstances are assessed.
Session 3: Assist to Self Nurture: Grief Processing
Providing tips with an emphasis on grief processing to address loss, offering empowering guidance to monitor yourself with self awareness for wellbeing and directing how to apply the 3-A Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist for optimum coping,
Session 4: Assist to Self Nurture: Mindfulness for Everyone
Learning and demonstrating the assist method of mindfulness for everyone to help cope, offering empowering guidance to self monitor with self awareness for wellbeing and ability to provide care, directing how to apply the 3-A Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist for optimum coping.
Session 5: Assist to Self Nurture: Introducing the Internal Family Systems
Learning and demonstrating the assist method of internal family systems to help cope, offering empowering guidance to self monitor with self awareness for wellbeing and ability to provide care, directing how to apply the 3-A Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist for optimum coping.
Where's the Grief?
Grief is most commonly associated with situations where there has been a death. So, what happens when people are grieving but nobody has died? Grief really is a part of everyday living. For instance, it has been acknowledged without dispute that caring for a family member with dementia is a grieving experience. The grief can be expressed in many ways and can have a significant impact on the ability to provide care and maintain one's well-being.
Symptoms of grief mimic depression so commonly, the grief is overlooked and you may obtain a diagnosis of depression and a prescription for an anti-depressant to relieve the pain. Although helpful, the grief remains unresolved, unaddressed. Unfortunately unresolved grief does not dissolve but rather festers until the next loss and then the reaction is magnified or the grief gets manifested in other ways such as ulcers, headaches, or in more serious ways.
There are many benefits to acknowledging, assessing, and assisting by processing one's grief. The benefits include empowerment, relief, comfort, peace, and truth in dealing with the core issues related to loss.