Embracing Death for a Fuller Life
2021 Virtual Conference Series
Pathways Through Grief During the Holidays
Recorded on : Thursday, November 18th, 2021
The holidays can hold great joy, love, and connection. For many, they can also hold challenges, difficulties, and pain. This may be especially true for those who are grieving a loss, whether it is the death of a loved one, a job loss, a divorce, an estrangement, financial losses, a move to a new location, or loss of identity, to name but a few. Then there is the recent COVID-19 pandemic and all the losses that we have all experienced and continue to experience as a result. Holidays can become complicated and fraught with additional trials and emotions. If you are grieving, how would you want to be cared for and how can you care for yourself at this time of the year? How would you want to support and care for others who are grieving? During this workshop, we’ll explore these questions, and others, together.
Carol S. Miller, LCSW
Carol S. Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is currently working with the Bereavement Services Team at with Casa de la Luz. In this role, Carol continues to develop, manage, and maintain Casa’s Bereavement Program, facilitates groups, meets with clients in 1:1 counseling, and supervises staff and interns. Carol began her career with Casa de la Luz in 2011 as a community social worker. Her position soon expanded to include bereavement counseling, and in May of 2014, she accepted the position of Bereavement Coordinator. Throughout her career, Carol’s personal and professional history with grief and loss have spanned a period of over 30 years, beginning with the deaths of her two sons shortly after births in 1986 and 1987. Carol earned her Master’s degree in Social Work through the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001. Prior to moving to Tucson, she worked with The Washington Home & Community Hospices and with the Mautner Project, an organization devoted to providing services supporting lesbians with cancer. Later she became part owner of a 4-therapist private practice called The Center for Well Being in Falls Church, VA, working with grief, a variety of mental health issues as well as with folks struggling with infertility and recurrent miscarriages. Carol is currently a part of the teaching team with the Creative Grief Studio and is completing a certification program through David Kessler (author of Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief and many other titles) to become a Certified Grief Educator. She holds certifications as a Creative Grief Support Practitioner, Compassionate Bereavement Care® Provider, a Clinical Trauma Professional, a Daring Way™ Facilitator, a Mind-Body Skills group Facilitator, and a Restorative Retelling group facilitator. Carol sits on the board of TLC: The Learning Community for Loss, Grief and Transition.
2021 End-of-Life Conference Series
Welcome to our 21st year of providing End of Life (EOL) education to our community!
We invite you to reduce your fear of death through fun and engaging events, as well as heartfelt conversations.
Join us to explore the creative ways community members and standard-bearers are engaging with end of life.
All are welcome to this free series of events. If you have an idea for a session that you'd like to see, please let us know!