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Understanding and Coping with Traumatic Loss

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This support group is for adults ages 25+ who are struggling with trauma, grief, and loss—past or present—such as death; divorce; relationship estrangement; act of violence; serious illness or injury; generational, cultural, or racial trauma; job loss; financial loss; loss of identity; loss of autonomy; lost opportunity; institutional loss; war; natural disaster; or any other traumatic loss.

 

A traumatic event is an incident that can affect you psychologically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Responses can be immediate or delayed, brief, or prolonged. Regardless of your circumstances, you don’t need to mourn alone. As your Group Leader I am here to help facilitate the healing process through mutual connection and sensitive, empathic support. My goal is to help you grow and heal by normalizing the impacts of trauma, grief and loss and providing a safe, non-judgmental space for sharing, understanding, and adjustment. While grief can last for weeks, months or years, recovery IS possible because the human spirit is resilient.

 

Topics we explore include:

 

  • Grief vs. traumatic grief
  • The six needs of mourning
  • Types of trauma
  • Trauma responses
  • Stages of grief
  • Challenges of grief
  • The grief journey
  • Defense mechanisms
  • Making sense of loss
  • Changes in family, identity, roles
  • Spirituality, meaning & self-care
  • Coping strategies
  • Lessons of grief
  • Good-byes, memories, rituals & forward connections
  • Building resilience
  • Other topics based on group needs


Disclaimer: The content of this site is for educational and informational purposes only, and does not constitute professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment nor does it constitute legal or financial advice. Your Group Leader is not liable for risks or issues associated with using or acting upon the information provided on this site or in the group. Always consult a medical, legal or financial professional with any questions you may have regarding your individual circumstances and situation.

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    PsychologistLife StrategistProfessorSpeakerAuthor30+ years experience
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Mary Merrill

Leader of group

Hello, I’m Dr. Mary Canty Merrill, the Founder and CEO of iLevelUp Consulting, and the Founder and Executive Director of the Trauma and Grief Institute. I am known for my ability to inspire diverse audiences to create breakthrough change. Having continuously reinvented myself after numerous life challenges, I can teach you how to transform adversity and take control of and enhance the quality of your own life by tapping into your innate potential and personal power. There IS life after adversity! Drawing from my own struggles with complex trauma, grief, and loss; my educational background in human behavior and dynamics; and 30+ years of progressive experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, I bring the best of what I’ve learned to this community and use this platform to inspire, engage, and motivate you to recognize the effects of, reframe your personal narrative about, and reinvent yourself after trauma, grief, and loss.

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Leader of group

Mary Merrill

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Hello, I’m Dr. Mary Canty Merrill, the Founder and CEO of iLevelUp Consulting, and the Founder and Executive Director of the Trauma and Grief Institute. I am known for my ability to inspire diverse audiences to create breakthrough change. Having continuously reinvented myself after numerous life challenges, I can teach you how to transform adversity and take control of and enhance the quality of your own life by tapping into your innate potential and personal power. There IS life after adversity! Drawing from my own struggles with complex trauma, grief, and loss; my educational background in human behavior and dynamics; and 30+ years of progressive experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, I bring the best of what I’ve learned to this community and use this platform to inspire, engage, and motivate you to recognize the effects of, reframe your personal narrative about, and reinvent yourself after trauma, grief, and loss.

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    PsychologistLife StrategistProfessorSpeakerAuthor30+ years experience
14 day free

Start a 14 day free trial period for this group. After the trial period ends, you will be charged for the group but you can cancel at any time.

$ 20 per month

$ 20 /month

14 day free