Speaker, Writer, Community Leader, and Believer in Living Large.

The Power of Shared Experience

The Power of Shared Experience

A burden shared is a burden lightened. Whether you are suffering the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a job, or facing an illness or disease, finding a community of support can be vital to keeping your sense of hopefulness and resiliency. Grief, in all of its forms, tends to isolate us. When faced with the physical and emotional trauma, many people surround themselves in the pain of loss, and close the door on caring family and friends who reach out to help them. At times when nothing else seems to facilitate healing, shared experience can be the key that re-opens the door to loving support. By connecting people who are experiencing the same kind of losses, we pave the way for hope to enter into the grieving process.

In this presentation, Ms. Hernandez utilizes the thousands of hours of research she has done with people across the country, in addition to her own loss story, to discuss programs that connect people—regardless of what type of loss they suffer. Practical tips, support group ideas, and a discussion on WHY suffering alone is not the best medicine—are all included in this presentation.

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