October 22, "Understanding Your Grief: One Day at at Time" with Dr. Alan Wolfelt

Join us for an evening of hope and healing with Dr. Alan Wolfelt. When someone in your life has died you are now faced with the difficult but important need to mourn.  This compassionate program provides you support in your personal grief experience. Click here to register.

October 23, "Mourning Misconceptions: Helping Mourners Replace Harmful Norms with Healing Truths" with Dr. Alan Wolfelt

In this informative workshop, Dr. Alan Wolfelt will explore a multitude of misconceptions surrounding grief in contemporary North American culture. A misconception is a mistaken notion you might have about something – in other words, something you believe to be true but isn’t. Unfortunately, the misconceptions outlined in this workshop often deny the mourner the right to hurt and authentically express her grief. You will learn how to help dispel these misconceptions and replace them with healing truths. Click here to register

November 7, Get the Real Answers - Mentally, Physically, and Spirituality

The Thirty-Seventh Annual Hospice Conference of Southwestern Illinois features Keynote Speaker Patrick White, MD, HMDC, FACP , FAAHPM. Additional speakers include Mathew Clark, PharmD, Leslie Pedtke, LNHA, Reverand Rob Dyer and Dr. Chris Herndon, PharmD. Location: Morris University Center, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. Click here for more information or to Register.

November 12, Hospice On-Site Webinar: Passed and Present: New Techniques to Help Grievers Keep Memories Alive

Many grievers understand the concept of continuing bonds to help with their grieving process, but they may not have the tools to put the concept into practice. Grief professionals recognize that individuals who honor family and friends who have died, and who proactively keep them present in their lives, almost always fare better emotionally than those who don’t. This webinar will provide innovative ways to help individuals remember and celebrate their loved ones who have died. Click here for more information.

November 14, Tools for Tough Times

Complimentary CEU presentation for Social Workers, Nurses, Chaplains and all health care staff.  Join St Louis Cremation to learn how you can help yourself and the patients you serve navigate tough times.   Click here for more information.

November 23, Coping Through The Holidays

This is the Greater St. Louis Hospice Organization 2019 Fall Grief Conference. It features presentations on grief, coping strategies for the holidays and a panel discussion. The special guest speaker is Mike Roberts. Bereavement Coordinators of area hospices have worked collectively to provide this program for bereavement support to all in need. Click here for the flyer.

November 24, Conscious Self Care - Inspiring compassionate change to create harmonious environments

Presented by Amy Camie, CCM. Come experience how your energetic presence affects those around you and why it's important to take care of yourself, especially as you care for others.  You'll walk away empowered with simple ways to support yourself throughout your day. As we all make intentional choices, change happens with compassion, creating harmonious and thriving inner and outer environments. Click here for more information.

December 4, Conscious Self Care - Inspiring compassionate change to create harmonious environments

Presented by Amy Camie, CCM. Come experience how your energetic presence affects those around you and why it's important to take care of yourself, especially as you care for others.  You'll walk away empowered with simple ways to support yourself throughout your day. As we all make intentional choices, change happens with compassion, creating harmonious and thriving inner and outer environments. Click here for more information.

December 10, Hospice On-Site Webinar: The Tasks of Mourning After 35 Years: Why They Are Still Clinically Relevant

Dr. William Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning model was a significant addition to the field of grief and bereavement. Join Dr. Worden, a pioneering researcher and clinician, in conversation with Dr. Kenneth Doka to discuss how this model has evolved over time and how professionals can utilize the model in a wide range of bereavement situations. Click here for more information.

Monthly Caregiver Classes

Classes for those caring for their loved one — personal and professional insight from BJC employees who care. Each class is individually tailored to meet the needs of those in attendance.  Classes are the second Tuesday of the month, from January-December, 2019, 1-2:30 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Classes and materials are free to the public. Attend any classes that are right for you. Classes don’t need to be taken consecutively and do not build on each other. To register, call: 314-996-LIFE or Click here to download a class flyer.

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National Healthcare Decisions Day 2020 is April 16.