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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

What is Grief?

Friday, March 17 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

We often associate grief with the loss of a loved one, but grief is also experienced when we have other losses in our lives like the loss of our eyesight. According to the American Psychological Association, grief can also be felt when we have regret for something lost, remorse for something done or sorrow for a mishap to oneself. Grief is a strong emotion that can cause physical distress, obsessive dwelling on the past and anxiety about the future.

Grief feels different for everyone. There is no timetable or orderly fashion to the stages one goes through. Grief, however, must be felt in order to move on with life.

To help us better understand grief, we welcome Beth Gustin, LPC, EMDR, from Transitioning Through Change. Beth has worked in the mental health field for 15 years and specializes in helping people process the strong emotions associated with grief. Beth, who is also blind, has experienced grief from anticipated and sudden losses and understands how each of us navigates the world in different ways.

To better understand grief you’ll:

  • learn about the different types of grief and how they may impact you
  • gain an understanding of how grief manifests and the different styles of grieving
  • learn coping strategies to move with your grief and rediscover purpose and fulfillment

To join us for this informative presentation and discussion, call our conference line at 312-809-1004. For questions, email Kathy Austin.