This training is for all spiritual leaders of faith based communities. Please share this invitation with anyone who might benefit.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone in different ways, and for some the challenge will be guiding people through complicated grief following complex trauma. This will be especially challenging for spiritual leaders who are called upon daily to provide comfort and answers to the complex challenges and emotional pressures of their communities during this unprecedented time.
The losses are significant - death by disease, suicide, unattended funerals, lost jobs. Not since the Great Depression has our country faced such challenges.
Every member of the clergy is skilled at guiding their congregants in managing grief, but not all are skilled in guiding through complicated grief after trauma. Unresolved complex grief from trauma ripples across every level of society leading to multiple psychological, spiritual and physical reactions which hurt congregants and the community.
Spiritual leaders are uniquely qualified to help those hurting after COVID-19. This training will provide new skills to help members through grief and loss and will allow participants to positively impact the emotional well being of their communities.
Participants will be able to:
1. Identify the characteristics of COVID-19 trauma and complicated grief.
2. Identify normal and pathological grief responses from COVID-19.
3. Describe factors that may help or hinder the traumatic grief process and lead to other mental health disorders or self destructive behaviors.
4. Review techniques for supporting grieving people experiencing Coronavirus trauma and identify community resources