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Grief expert to speak on “Life is a Journey and Loss is a Detour: How to Find Your Way Back to Life”

Grief and Loss Support Group to meet weekly Sept. 25 - Oct. 30

Individuals experiencing grief and loss have many options for support this coming year: a support group that meets weekly beginning this fall, and additional groups beginning in winter and spring, all offered by members of the Northfield Grief Support Coalition.

As a prelude to the support group meetings, clinical counselor Linda Lehmann will present “Life is a Journey and Loss is a Detour:  How to Find Your Way Back to Life” on Thursday, September 21, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Northfield Hospital in the Conference Center (lower level). This event, and support group meetings, are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required for the presentation, but it is required for all support groups.

 Grief and Loss Support Group

Mondays, Sept. 25 - Oct. 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

418 E. Sumner Street

To register: Nancy Topp, 507-254-7878

For healthcare professionals, 1.5 free CEU credit will be available for the Sept. 21 presentation. Participants can register that evening for their credits.

Linda Lehmann, MA is a Licensed Psychologist who has worked in the grief and loss arena for over 20 years in various settings. Currently she is on staff at the Lakeville Behavioral Health in Lakeville, where she provides counseling to adults, families, and couples. Previously she was the Bereavement Coordinator of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.  Linda has been a professional trainer, speaker, and coordinator of numerous grief support programs for adults, children and teens since 1987. Linda has also been a consultant to hospices, schools, businesses and social service agencies around issues related to grief, traumatic death, chronic illness, and end of life. Linda is the co-author of “Mourning Child and Teens Together” grief support curricula for children and adolescents. Linda brings her own personal experience to her work as she offers a practical, compassionate approach to individuals and families who are grieving the significant losses in their lives.

Northfield Grief Support Coalition provides grief and loss support groups and resources for people in the Northfield community. Organizations work together to offer various support groups throughout the year, along with special events and presentations on topics related to grief and loss.