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Coping With Mother's Day While Grieving

Webinar Recording

Mother's Day is a day when we show love, acknowledgment, and gratitude for the mother figures who have had a significant impact on our lives. Whether intended or not, it feels like a day for the living to celebrate the relationships they have.
For people who are grieving, days like Mother's Day often serve to highlight who and what they've lost. Whether it's a child or a mother who died, there's an empty seat at the table. Those who are grieving the person's absence may experience a range of feelings, including longing, yearning, sadness, loneliness, anger, bitterness, alienation - to name a few.
Whether your hope for Mother's Day is to find ways to celebrate despite a loved one's death or simply to make it through the day, we're here to help. Relying on our personal experiences, as well as everything we've learned from supporting people through countless Mother's Days, we've put together a webinar for all coping styles.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
  • The many reasons why Mother's Day can be stressful for people who are grieving.
  • Ways to reclaim the day by finding ways to honor your ongoing connection with the person who died.
  • Ways to spend the day - including ideas for constructively coping both on your own and with your support system.


Your Instructor


Eleanor and Litsa
Eleanor and Litsa

Hello, we are Litsa and Eleanor, the co-founders of the website, What's Your Grief. Thank you for joining our online learning community. We hope some of what you find here will help you understand grief an grief coping a little bit better.  

We are what we like to refer to as 'grief friends.' We both have backgrounds in mental health and plenty of experience working in the field of grief and bereavement. But what we ultimately bonded over was our shared experience of losing a parent to cancer in early adulthood. All our webinars and online courses are based on the ideas and information we've found most helpful in our personal grief, and in our daily work with grieving people.  

We teach all our webinars and courses, so we should probably tell you, we prefer to talk about grief and loss in realistic and regular ways. If you're looking for transformative butterflies and sympathetic head tilts, I'm afraid you've come to the wrong place. Sometimes we're serious, and sometimes we joke, sometimes we're matter of fact, and sometimes we're philosophical. No matter what, though, we believe your experience with grief should always be recognized and respected, not patronized.


Frequently Asked Questions


What can I expect from a WYG webinar?
We hope you'll find our webinars informative and useful. We want all participants to end the webinar feeling that they've discovered new ideas and new ways of looking at grief, grief support, and grief coping. Further, we strive to equip participants with practical tools, useful resources, and creative outlets for coping with grief. We've participated in enough webinars and online courses to know it's easy to get distracted. For this reason, we work hard to create an engaging webinar experience by utilizing interesting presentation formats, real-life illustrations, and participant conversation.
Who should participate in this webinar?
The primary intended audience for this webinar is children grieving a mother figure and mothers grieving a child. Additionally, this webinar would be helpful for anyone grieving on Mother's Day, regardless of their relation to the person who died. As well as professionals working to support people who are grieving on Mother's Day.
If this is only a recording, can I still ask questions?
Because this is a recording only of an event that already happened live, there is no chat feature by which to ask questions. But we are always available if you have questions, feedback, or concerns after the webinar. You can message us through teachable and at the end of the webinar we provide our email address.

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