|Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 1:33 pm
Post subject: Getting Closure: A Workshop/Retreat for Katrina Rescuers
|Getting Closure and Building Community:
A Workshop/Retreat for Katrina Animal Rescuers
When: Sunday June 4, 2006
Where: Potomac, MD
For information on workshop, presenters and how to register go to:
The focus of this workshop/retreat will be on the grief and rage still
felt, issues of reintegrating to the world around us, ways to cope,
ways to garner support, what to do now, how to get help, how to remain
effective and so forth.
The purpose is be multi-fold:
-to provide a safe and contained forum to express feelings
-to offer a sense of closure
-to re-establish our connection to one another and those who offer us support
-to re-energize for the work that is ahead and so important to all of us
-to create a memorial for the animals
Spouses and partners are welcome and some focus will be given to how
they can offer support and how rescuers can integrate that support.
Please visit http://www.kinshipretreat.org and send any questions to:
Pia Salk is a clinical psychologist and co-founded Animal Rescue New
Orleans with Jane Garrison and David Meyer.
Important Note: This is not therapy and should not be considered as
such. While some exercises would certainly be 'therapeutic,' they
are not meant to replace actual therapy or the professional services
of a psychologist, psychiatrist or other mental health professional.