Speaker: Ted Bowman

Ted Bowman is an educator, author and consultant who specializes in change and transition, whether it occurs in families, an organization, or the community. His emphasis is on aiding people in utilizing their strengths and the resources of others in facing change and transition.

Bowman teaches a graduate course on grief and loss at the University of Saint Thomas. He was Senior Trainer for the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul. In addition, Ted taught Family Education courses at the University of Minnesota, was on the faculty of the National Center for Family Literacy in Louisville, Kentucky and the United Theological Seminary.

Ted Bowman has published extensively, has served on many boards both local and national, and has received a number of awards for his service.

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Register for 2019 Spring Seminar

Seminar One

Shattered Dreams, Resiliency – Finding Hope

A community seminar for grief, healing and hope

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Complimentary public grief seminar. No charge.
Registration not required. Offers 2 CEUs-DSPS

Life rarely happens as desired or planned. Detours and surprises are the stuff of living. While many such detours are disappointing, others shatter dreams and can throw people off their usual resilient responses. Unexpected medical or mental health diagnoses, family tensions, miscarriage, loss of job and divorce are but a few examples. In order for many to move forward, we must grieve lost expectations in order to dream new dreams and create new plans. In this session, participants will be presented with frameworks and tools for understanding and responding to shattered dreams.

Seminar Two

Grief and Hope in Life’s Intersections: Multiple Responses to Immediate and Chronic Sorrow

A seminar that explores grief and compassionate bereavement supportFriday, April 5, 2019 | 9:00 am – Noon | Fee: $50
Open to the Public. Registration required online or at the door.
Offers 3 CEUs-DSPS

Compassionate and skillful practitioners must be adaptive to do their work well. Not only are the situations of disruptive changes, illness, dying and death widely variable, the ways people grieve are many. Further, families are rarely dealing with one thing at a time. Even as dying is occurring, someone else may have lost a job, be receiving addiction treatment, moving to a new house, or giving birth. In this experiential workshop, the best of palliative and grief caring for a wide range of presenting behaviors will be addressed. Attention will also be given the well-being of the practitioner.

Both seminars will be held at:

Holiday Inn & Suites – Cedar Creek
1000 Imperial Avenue, Rothschild, WI

For more information or a program brochure contact:
Wings—a Grief Education Ministry
Nan or Gary Zastrow 715.845.4159 or wings1@charter.net

Or Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services
Amy Kitsembel 715.847.2703

Professional CEU’s appoved by WI DSPS for both programs.

Presented by WingsTM-a Grief Education Ministry who partners with Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services to provide these seminars as a community service. Other major sponsors include Brainard Funeral Home & Cremation Centers, Helke Funeral Home & Cremation Services, and Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Homes & Crematory. For a complete list of sponsors, visit www.wingsgrief.org