Sunday, Nov. 6: The Passage Through Grief to Hope

SPECIAL PRESENTATION, SUNDAY, NOV. 6, AT 2:00 PM IN ROOM 142

The Passage Through Grief to Hope Presented by long-time parishioner, Marsha Barnosky, LMSW ACSW

This presentation is for anyone who has had a significant loss: the death of a loved one, separation and divorce, loss of a friendship, loss of a job, diagnosis of life-threatening illness or any other loss that has had life changing effects.

Marsha’s presentation will be based on her wonderful new book, “The Landscape of Grief: The Passage through Grief to Hope.” Through vignettes, personal stories and practical tips you will learn ways to experience and express your grief, identify experiences, circumstances and personal characteristics affecting your grief plus find meaningful ways to honor your loved one as you travel through your personal landscape of grief.

FORGET THE OUTDATED “STAGES OF GRIEF!” THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO UNDERSTAND HOW AND WHY YOU GRIEVE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO EXPRESS YOUR GRIEF IN HEALTHY WAYS. IN THIS PRESENTATION AND IN MARSHA’S BOOK YOU WILL FIND WAYS TO FIND MEANING IN YOUR GRIEF AND ULTIMATELY MOVE TOWARDS LIFE’S POSSIBILITES WITH HOPE.

Author Marsha Barnowsky

Biography: Marsha Barnosky received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and her MSW from Wayne State University. Her professional social work career spans 47 years, with 20+ years in hospice and palliative care, working with patients and families before and after a death, providing crisis services with
businesses after an employee’s death, and consulting to transition grieving employees back to the workplace. Marsha spent the final eight years of her career in her private psychotherapy practice, focusing on grief, loss, and trauma, before retiring in 2021. She has presented at the Michigan Hospice and Palliative Care Organization conferences, the Michigan Drug Court Conference, the GVSU Work-Life Balance program, and other professional organizations in state. Marsha blogged about grief and loss for several years and wrote articles for Ezine. She and her husband, Carl, are blessed with four children and four grandchildren. They are long-time members of St. Patrick – St. Anthony Parish.