Tue, 02/13/2024    
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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Registration for this 6-week series closed on January 9th.

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Coping Strategies for Grief and Loss Workshop Series

The death of a child is traumatic. But if you could lessen your suffering, wouldn’t you want to do that? This 6-week online workshop series is hosted by bereaved parents for bereaved parents. Each week, your expert guides, AnneMoss Rogers and Karla Helbert, LPC, both of whom have lost a child, will provide a safe place for connection and coping with child loss.

You will gain valuable insights and coping strategies designed to help you navigate through the overwhelming grief and find ways to lessen your suffering. We will lead discussions, group activities, and facilitate small breakout groups. The weekly sessions are planned as shown below. The discussion will be fluid to allow open and honest (and often intense and raw) sharing. We will meet every Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 pm EST on the following dates:

  • January 9: Navigating the Terrain of Catastrophic Loss – No map available
  • January 16: Coping with the Tsunami of Grief Emotions
  • January 23: What Does Moving Forward Look Like?
  • January 30: Other People Just Don’t Get It
  • February 6: The “What Ifs” and the “ Coulda Woulda Shouldas ”
  • February 13: Living a Wholehearted Life with Grief


AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, professional speaker, trainer, and consultant. After her 20-year-old son, Charles died by suicide in 2015, Anne Moss chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral, and her blog, Emotionally Naked, has reached millions.

She is the author of the award-winning memoir, Diary of a Broken Mind and the best seller, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with co-writer Dr. Kimberly O’Brien. She has been a TEDx speaker, was featured in the New York Times, Variety Magazine, and was the first non-clinician invited to speak on youth suicide at the National Institute of Mental Health. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumna, Anne Moss currently lives in Richmond, VA. Her surviving son is a filmmaker in LA.

Karla Helbert LPC is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), internationally certified yoga therapist, (C-IAYT), registered yoga teacher (RYT), award winning author, and a Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider certified through the MISS Foundation, the Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Trust and the Center for Loss & Trauma. Counseling and supporting those living with traumatic grief and bereavement is her main focus of work. Karla’s life was forever changed when her son Theo died of a brain tumor at nine months old.

She is the author of three books on grief including Yoga for Grief and Loss, The Chakra System in Grief and Trauma, and Finding Your Own Way to Grieve: A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum.