A Healing Morning

During our two-hour event, we’ll lead health care professionals and direct care workers through workshops and exercises to help them heal their grief. We also want our event to feel like a chance for attendees to reflect so they can receive and begin to recover.

Register to join us: https://healmorn.eventbrite.com

We are approved to provide 2 CEUs for Certified Dementia Practitioners®, Certified Senior Advisors®, nurses and health care professionals in Ill. (See below for a full list of professionals who can earn CEUs by attending our event.)

Please note: You’ll pay your flat fee of $20 for CEUs after attending our event and completing our evaluation. We’ll share all the details you need to receive your CEUs during our event as well as send follow-up messages after the event.

Our agenda

1. Understanding and Navigating Grief as a Direct Care Worker with Barbara Corley. A terminal diagnosis is a heartbreaking challenge for families, but attention is rarely given to the direct care worker who may also be part of the equation. This workshop speaks directly to the DCW to educate them on how to navigate the impending loss of a caree.

2. Grief Movement with Kathy Murri. Using movement, breath and sound, Kathy will lead attendees in a transformative flow acknowledging grief, accepting the pain, and recognizing the peace. All movements can be done from a chair, with video off or on as you feel comfortable.

3. Creating Your Daily Healing and Recovery Plans with Denise Brown. Providing care takes a toll. Denise will help you create a plan to help you body, mind and soul recover from your caregiving and grieving experiences.

4. Recognizing Grief in Others with Kathy Murri. We all may grieve differently which means we may miss the grieving experience in others. Kathy will help us recognize the emotions we experience in others which could be their expressions of grief. With these insights, we can change our disconnect into a compassionate interaction.

Our Presenters

Denise Brown is the author of “Begining Again After Caregiving Ends.” She debuted The Caregiving Years Training Academy after selling CareGiving.com, which she launched in 1996, in March 2020. She now focuses on developing and leading training programs for family caregivers, former family caregivers and anyone interested in the personal caregiving experience. Denise launched several initiatives to ensure the voice and experiences of family caregiver receive the spotlight they deserve. She launched her first online caregiving support group in 1996 and was the first to feature family caregiver blogs. She convened a National Caregiving Conference for four years (2016-2019), hosted a 36-hour Christmas chat for six years and celebrated creative side of family caregivers with an online Caregiving Art Show. Her research shined a light on family caregiver stress, the needs of working family caregivers and challenges faced by family caregivers. She was a 2017 Influencer in Aging.

Barbara Corley is a Certified Caregiving Consultant who coaches family caregivers and direct care workers in need of specialized support. With decades of caregiving experience, Barbara brings a wealth of specialized knowledge in the areas of developmental disabilities, cancer care, and disabled Veteran issues. In addition, Barbara has been a Direct Support Professional since 1990, providing care to her sister through an Ohio Medicaid Waiver Program. The goal of her work is to help caregivers and direct care workers feel seen, and heard while serving as a catalyst to empower each of them within their individual roles.

Kathy Murri is a Certified Caregiving Consultant and Facilitator who was a part-time caregiver for her mother, who had dementia, and a friend, who had motor neuron disease. After the death of the friend, she became fascinated by grief and creating ways to honor it and support grievers. She previously moderated the After Caregiving Ends weekly chat and now co-hosts bimonthly virtual drop-in Grief Care and Shares with Denise Brown. She recently completed training as a Grief Support Specialist and a Grief Movement Guide. Her company Care•Grieve•Heal recognizes that caring, grieving, and healing occur concurrently, not sequentially, and supports family caregivers in their journey with anticipatory, acute, and lifelong grief. Kathy is a Skills Consultant at The Caregiving Years Training Academy and has previously presented at the After Caregiving Ends, Healing the Holidays, A Time for Healing, and Healing After the Holidays virtual conferences.


The cost to receive CEUs is a flat fee of $20. You’ll pay your fee for CEUs after attending our conference and completing our evaluation.

We are approved to provide 2 CEUs to the following:

–Certified Dementia Practitioners® in all 50 states.

–Certified Senior Advisors® in all 50 states.

–nurses in all 50 states.

–for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM in all 50 states.

We are approved to provide 2 CEUs to the following professionals in Illinois:


–Dental Hygienist


–Marriage and Family Counselor

–Nursing Home Administrator

–Occupational Therapist



–Physical Therapist

–Respiratory Therapist

–Social Worker

We also can provide CEUs for social workers in Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The event is finished.


Jan 28 2023


9:00 am - 11:00 am

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