Join us this month as we welcome back to our CCAirwaves studio, Becky (Verner) McDermott of Becky Verner Yoga. In addition to being the owner of Becky Verner Yoga, she is also the Outreach Specialist and Program Coordinator at Joel's Place for Children. During this episode, Becky leads us in a breathwork and meditation session which is an excerpt from her Grief Yoga program “Yoga to Remember”.
November, the month where we remember our deceased loved ones on All Souls Day, is also known as Childhood Grief Awareness month. November 18th is specifically National Childhood Grief Awareness Day, and in order to promote awareness for this special cause, we have recorded two podcast episodes with Joel's Place for Children.
Joel’s Place for Children was founded in 2003 by Kathy Stellato, R.N. and Mary Willhite, L.S.W. After working together, Kathy and Mary decided to create a non-profit that would meet the needs of children and their families who had experienced the death of a loved one. The two extensively studied the nationally recognized Dougy Center of Portland, Oregon, and the teachings of Dr. Alan Wolfelt, founder of the Center for Loss & Life Transition. After obtaining advanced bereavement facilitator certificates, they felt ready to provide their services to grieving children and their families.
Joel's Place operates "on the belief that it is helpful and healing for grieving children and their families to share their stories, memories, experiences, thoughts and feelings with other grieving children and families. Joel's Place offers an ongoing grief support program in the Greater Cleveland area. These services are provided free of charge."
We hope you enjoy this episode and invite you to share it with anyone who could benefit from a relaxing and healing meditation.
For more information on Joel's Place for Children, please visit www.joelsplaceforchildren.org. To learn more about Becky Verner Yoga, please visit www.beckyverneryoga.com.
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