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Roadblocks to Healing Life's Losses

Sometimes, consciously or unconsciously, we place roadblocks in our movement toward healing in grief.  These roadblocks can be subtle or downright blatant ways of hindering and impeding our growth, our becoming, our finding and living life fully again after loss.

During this day-long retreat we will explore some commonly used self-defeating behaviors which stifle reconciling our losses and will unfold some healthy practices that are essential to healing life’s losses.

This day is appropriate for those grieving a loss as well as those who companion them.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Cost of $55 includes $10 non-refundable deposit, handouts, and noon meal.


One or more members of the Grief Support team will facilitate this retreat.

Melissa Minkley, MSW, CT, is the co-founder of Healing Life’s Losses Grief Support Services and is a social worker with over 25 years of experience in psychosocial oncology and bereavement counseling.  She is the Executive Director of Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, a program supporting children and families impacted by loss.  Melissa has companioned adults and children as individuals and in support group, workshops and retreat settings focusing on enhancing one’s holistic well-being.  Her personal experience of loss has given Melissa insight into the impact grief has on individuals, families and friends.

Ann Marie Uselmann, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with over 20 years of experience journeying with those who have significant health issues, as well as those in grief due to a variety of losses.  She currently provides individual grief counseling at Ad Pacem—Toward Peace Counseling, in  addition to working with individuals affected by cancer at Froedtert Hospital and The Medical College of Wisconsin.  She is humbled and honored to work with those struggling to make sense of what life offers.


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Roadblocks to Healing Life's Losses

$10.00 deposit required
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