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*VIRTUAL* Offering Meaningful Consolation: From pep talks to compassion and empathy
June 15, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join author Dana Lacy Amarisa (Condolences Pocket Guide) as she takes us on a compassionate tour of our culture’s most commonly said unhelpful condolences—using them as a helpful roadmap to offering meaningful consolation to a sad friend.
“I’ve said almost every condolence that I urge people to never, ever say to a grieving friend. So no judgements here. We don’t know until we know.” — Amarisa
Her kind, insightful, straightforward style comes through both in her presentation and in the experiential Q&A session that follows, where audience members can receive coaching on how to say consolation from the heart or can ask questions or make comments about starting a healing conversation with a sad friend.
About the author:
Ms. Amarisa founded the Be a Bridge Condolences Project to help ease conversations with people who are sad about anything, by encouraging and educating their family, friends, and business associates about helpful condolences. https://www.beabridgecondolences.com