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Handling the Holiday Blues

November 13, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Social workers, psychologists, therapists, counselors and other mental health professionals, nurses and health care workers are invited to attend as well as the community.

OVERVIEW: At a time when everyone else seems to be expressing joy, the bereaved can be sad, alone, and face depression.  This workshop will identify the key role that family and care providers have in the grief support during the holidays.  Mr. Sewell will address certain topics, share stories, and give encouraging hope to those who are supporting the bereaved.  

OBJECTIVES: After attending this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Discover the many different kinds of sadness that the holidays bring those who suffer from loss, change, adversity, and transitions,
  • Discover the scope of holiday grief and why it is challenging,
  • Understand why challenges, adversity, and loss (especially during the holidays) can be overwhelming in bereavement settings,
  • Give specific and practical support to those who currently suffering or those who are in the caregiving role of how to function during the holidays by offering 12 practical tips for overcoming the holiday blues.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Mental Health America of the Heartland is a pre-approved provider for social workers through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) Provider Number 17-007. This continuing education provider is approved 1.5 hours for social workers and accepted for psychologists, professional counselors, masters prepared psychologists, marriage and family therapists and addiction counselors. For licensed professionals, please bring license # to the workshop to receive your CEU Certificate of Attendance.

A Certificate of Attendance of 1.5 CEU’s will be awarded to each participant.

Please complete and return a registration form with payment by November 8, 2018.

Steve Sewell graduated from Biola University and has completed several hundreds of credit hours in educational settings in theology, leadership development, pastoral cares studies, and thanatology. Steve’s 25+ years of leadership, counseling/coaching, and teaching background in churches, community development, hospice/corporate chaplaincy, bereavement specialist, as a business owner gives him a wide range of experience working with people of all kinds.  Steve travels nationally as a conference speaker, seminar leader, team facilitator, and chaplain endorser.  His book, AT A LOSS-Learning How to Comfort Others was published in 2015. His encouraging and empowering conflict reconciliation presentation has been welcomed in many settings, including healthcare, faith-based organizations, and corporations. His heartfelt approach to others is always engaging, never pushy, always full of openhanded welcome; never fist-pounding demand.  Steve has made it his mission to encourage leadership and strengthen teams during times of change, adversity, and loss. He is originally from California and currently resides in Northwest Missouri. More details at www.stevensewell.me


November 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Stacy Davis
(913) 281-2221 (ext. 112)


Old Mission United Methodist Church
5519 State Park Road
Fairway, KS 66205 United States
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