2016 Free Workshops for
Adults Grieving the Death of a Loved One
presented by Carol Henderson
You don’t need to consider yourself a writer to attend. (And your loss needn’t have been recent.) Join us for an opportunity to explore our deepest feelings in a safe environment. Through writing, we will gently reflect, remember, and reconsider. We will honor our loved ones, reimagine our lives now, and discover inner resources we had no idea were within us.
The workshops will meet 4 Saturdays at the Carol Woods Retirement Community (in the Assembly Hall) and are FREE and open to Carol Woods residents and the Chapel Hill community. Come to one or come to all.
• Saturdays – March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4 / 9:30 am – 12:00 noon
• Public reading at Flyleaf Books for interested participants, details to be announced.
“Carol Henderson is a gift…a rare and true gift to everyone who is lucky enough to work with her. She possesses an inherent and unassuming talent to turn anyone into a “writer”–– especially those most convinced beforehand that they are NOT writers. Without fail, all my counseling clients and group members who have attended her bereavement writing workshops leave as changed people…not as healed individuals, but as people who believe more fully that healing is possible.”
– Donna M. Hampton, Director, Grief & Bereavement Services, Hospice & Palliative Care Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Registration is required. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-906-3670 . Check-in begins at 9 am. Carol Woods will provide coffee and continental breakfast. Notebooks for participants supplied by Project Compassion. Additional funding and assistance from The Inavale Foundation.
Carol Henderson is a writer, teacher, and workshop leader whose first book, Losing Malcolm: A Mother’s Journey Through Grief, chronicled her struggles after losing her firstborn child. She has published widely in magazines and newspapers in the US and Canada, and edited a number of memoirs and essay collections.
She offers “Writing Toward Healing” workshops in medical centers, faith communities, and universities across the US and also leads creative nonfiction writing workshops both at home and abroad. Her 2012 book, Farther Along: The Writing Journey of Thirteen Bereaved Mothers, shares stories and models methods for cultivating successful groups. Under contract with Heartland Hospice, Carol has trained support services staff all over the country to integrate restorative writing into the hospice environment.