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HEALING TOGETHER: A SUPPORT GROUP FOR FUNERAL HOME PROFESSIONALS

Finding Strength in Unity: Addressing PTSD Among Funeral Home Professionals

  A 6-week journey to understand, cope, and grow beyond the challenges of PTSD the death-care profession  

> What We'll Cover

 

Understanding PTSD:  Understand what Post Traumatic Stress is and how it manifests. 

The Professional Impact: Discover how PTSD impacts those in the death-care industry, from everyday tasks to long-term career trajectories.

 

Coping and Growth: Learn best practices to cope with PTSD, and how to turn challenges into opportunities for personal and professional growth.

 

Peer Learning: Benefit from the experiences of colleagues in the industry, sharing stories, insights, and strategies.

 

Recognition: Equip yourself with the tools to recognize signs of PTSD in yourself and others, ensuring timely intervention and support.

  About the Support Group:  

 

Duration: 6 Weeks, 2 hours each session.

 

Objective: To provide a safe space for funeral home professionals to discuss, learn, and support each other in understanding and managing PTSD.

WEEK 1

Introduction and Building Trust

  • Welcome and Introductions

  • Group Guidelines and Confidentiality

WEEK 2

Sharing Personal Stories

  • Personal Experiences

  • Active Listening and Empathy

WEEK 3

Coping Strategies

  • Self-Care and Stress Management

  • Grounding Techniques

WEEK 4

Communication and Relationships

  • Communication Skills

  • Navigating Relationships

WEEK 5

Trauma Processing and Healing

  • Trauma Processing Approaches

  • Creative Expression

WEEK 6

Moving Forward and Future Planning

  • Setting Goals

  • Maintaining Progress

  • Graduation and Reflection

Why It Matters

 

The Silent Struggle: Many funeral home professionals suffer from PTSD due to the nature of their work, witnessing grief, loss, and the aftermath of death.

 

The Numbers Speak: Studies have shown PTSD to be more than three times higher in funeral directors than in the general population. This underscores the urgent need for awareness, understanding, and support within our community.

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Disclaimer: Please note that this support group is designed to provide a space for sharing and learning. It is not a replacement for licensed mental health care. If you or someone you know is struggling severely, please seek licensed mental health care..

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