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Journey of the Broken Heart

Understanding & Embracing Grief

August 24, 2014 – August 29, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Norma Bowe, Norman Travis, Kristi Capriglione
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We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Many of us feel overwhelmed by sadness, burden, and regret when someone we love becomes seriously ill or passes away, but grief can be a catalyst for transformation. Embark on a journey that will help you let go when necessary, develop strategies for living past loss, and restore compassion, forgiveness, and hope for the future.

Led by grief professionals Norma Bowe, Norman Travis, and Kristi Capriglione, this workshop is designed to facilitate the healing process through educational lectures, therapeutic experiential exercises, movement, and bodywork to release sorrow.

As we learn about grief, we participate in group discussions and therapeutic exercises designed for understanding the total grief process. Individual therapeutic grief consultations are also available.

Through this healing class, we begin the journey of recovery, growth, and ultimately embracing hope. This workshop is also suitable for health-care professionals.


Continuing Education
  • NBCC - Certified Counselors +$35
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Faculty recommends that you read the following book prior to attending the workshop:

  • The Death Class: A True Story About Life by Erika Hayasaki
Things to Bring:

A journal and wear loose, comfortable clothes.

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Norma Bowe

Norma Bowe, PhD, is a registered nurse who spent two decades working in emergency rooms, intensive care, and psychiatric wards before coming to Kean University, where she teaches Death in Perspective.

Norman Travis

Norman Travis, PhD, has more than 40 years of clinical experience, primarily as a family therapist and child psychologist. He has provided clinical supervision and training to hundreds of psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Kristi Capriglione

Kristi Capriglione, LAC, is a certified counselor and works with individuals who are experiencing grief. She was a student in Norma Bowe’s class, which later gave her the perspective necessary to cope with her mother’s passing.