You will soon forget with whom you laughed.
You will never forget with whom you wept.
Every other year, hundreds of bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, aunts and uncles join with professionals such as physicians, nurses, social workers, students, funeral directors, EMS workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others in community and solidarity. Please join us at the MISS Foundation's 9th Annual International Gathering. Because you cannot cry away this pain. It is unmendable. It can never be all right. Someone is always missing from our family circle. So we come together and remember.
-Healing with creative arts: stone work, poetry, music, dance, performance
-Mindfulness practices: meditation, prayer, stilling the mind, yoga, ecopsychology
-Integrative medicine- physical, emotional, social, and cognitive well-being
-Results from the Traumatic Experiences and Resiliency Study (TEARS) on parental grief, economics, effects on individuals, families, and society, pharmacological interventions
-Perinatal and pediatric palliative care
-The power of empathy
-Why grief should not be treated as an illness
We explore. We inquire. We provide. We connect. We hold sacred. We give and accept love and comfort. We dance. We even laugh.
We also weep.
Come with us and share. Tell others you know.
You won't forget this experience nor the people with whom you weep.
--Breakout workshops and preliminary schedule listed here