- 6:30 pm – Healthy Grieving
- 12:45 – Luncheon
- 2:00 – Becoming Skillful Comforters
Coeur d’Alene Seventh-day Adventist Church Fellowship Center
111 Locust Ave
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Real Help for Really Hurting People
Friday Night, 6:30 pm
When the waves of grief are more than we can endure, when confusion and pain are our constant companions after loss, or when it is difficult to interact with others, Real Help for Really Hurting People is the place to be. You will find support, understanding, encouragement and tools to process the pain. But more important than these, you will be introduced to the One who knows and understands your grief more than anyone else. Come discover resources that will meet each of your grieving experiences and learn how to grieve in a healthy way. This 2 hour seminar will include the book entitled, Comfort for the Day, hands on exercises to process your pain, the possibility of making a few new friends, and a safe place to be real with your hurting
Becoming Skillful Comforters
Saturday – 2:00 pm
Ever wished you had just the right words to say when you encounter someone in grief? Do you feel uncomfortable being with others in emotional pain? Are you afraid that you might make them cry? Have you ever avoided someone because you didn’t know what to say or do? Many of us have fears about being with others who are hurting. After a “Becoming Skillful Comforters” seminar with Karen, you will have greater confidence, plus new tools to use when you meet those who mourn. In her highly interactive and informative workshop, you will discover new ideas and protocols that bring healing for the broken-hearted people around you. It is Karen’s purpose to prepare her audience to function with grace and ease around the bereaved. Her dream is that more people become renowned comforters to the grieving.
A friend to the hurting heart, Karen Nicola has known the inexpressible experience of watching her precious three year old son slip away in death to leukemia. Through her commitment to make sense of the pain, she found two resources that comforted and brought healing. Her book, Comfort for the Day, was written so others could access these same resources. In addition, Karen leads highly interactive workshops where her audiences learn about healthy grief and discover skills to authentically help grieving friends. Her marriage of 40 years is enhanced with two wonderful adult children and two granddaughters. Karen enjoys “gardening,” morning speed-walking, vegetarian cooking, reading, riding on the back of her husband’s motor cycle, and watching thought provoking movies. The warmth and connection Karen fosters as a grief coach leaves her clients with hope and courage to do the difficult work of bereavement. Her blog site and face book accounts can be found by the title of her book, Comfort for the Day. By grace from on high, Karen is committed to supporting others through their seasons of grief.