Grief and Gratitude: Expressive Daily Practices (In-Person)


  • $80.00


Jodie Gonzalez & Brooke Summers-Perry
Saturday, Nov 4
9am - 12pm
Potentially appropriate for 3 CEs*

Explore exercises and practices that can help us learn to accept and process grief in our own unique ways, and to comprehensively discover and express what we're grateful for.


Limit: 24 participants – register today!

Explore exercises and practices that can help us learn to accept and process grief in our own unique ways, and to comprehensively discover and express what we're grateful for. Instructors Brooke Summers-Perry and Jodie Gonzalez will introduce us to curated conversation starters and techniques for harvesting insight that can help us to address unhealed grief and process ambiguous loss. Participants will be provided with a beautiful practice pack, both to facilitate writing exercises and discussion in the class, and to carry the practices – and what we discover – out into daily life.

This program is being offered IN-PERSON, and will NOT be recorded.

All times are CT. Please contact with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

*The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (TBHEC) has stopped pre-certifying ANY Continuing Education or Professional Development for mental health providers.  The Jung Center cannot guarantee that the programs we provide will qualify for continuing education or Professional Development, nor can any other agency.  The Jung Center uses high educational standards when selecting to designate events as "potentially appropriate for CEs", and in evaluating the outcomes of our educational services, and we believe them to meet the requirements of state licensing bodies.  To find out more about the TBHEC changes to Continuing Education and Professional Development, click here.

Jodie Gonzalez (LCSW) is cofounder of JAH Grief Services, which offers grief support to those who have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. Her book The Healing Tree: A Guidebook for Navigating Grief, offers an opportunity to use writing and mindfulness-based activities after a loss. Jodie holds a masters degree from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston. As a licensed clinical social worker in Texas, she spent almost ten years working as a hospital and hospice social worker, and four years as the director of community education for a non-profit bereavement center in Houston. Jodie continues on her own grief journey following the deaths of her sister and brother-in-law in 2004.

Brooke Summers-Perry focuses on the integration of a variety of creative practices to help learners of all ages engage in meaningful play. She holds degrees in Psychology and Architecture and certifications as a spiritual director and therapeutic arts facilitator. Along with her son and business partner, Chase, she develops and facilitates retreat packs, practice decks for creativity, communication, emotional expression, and spiritual development. She has published Transforming Habits: 10 Minute Compassionate Practices, and three children’s books with the purpose of developing shared language for compassionate parenting; I am With YouTime For Play, and Made of Stardust. For her continuing discovery, development, and play, she writes poetry, paints, and enjoys hip hop dancing.


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