2012 Conference - Schedule

View or Download the Conference Program by clicking on the program image to the right. All attendees will received a printed program during check-in.

Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:00am to 8:30pm*

Time Speaker Presentation/Activity Room
7:00am – 8:30pm Conference registration open Ventana B
8:00am – 8:30am Conference Welcome! Ventana B
8:30am – 9:15am Dianne Gray Keynote – Saying “Yes” to Life Ventana B
9:15am – 9:30am Breaktime
Concurrent Session I
9:30am – 11:00am Joyce Vidal-Thornburg Self Care: A Holistic Approach Ventana B
9:30am – 11:00am Ashley Royal Healing Traumatic Complex Grief Ventana A
9:30am – 11:00am Cameron Svendsen Finding Peace, Pleasure, and Purpose in The Story of Your Life Ventana C
11:00am – 11:15am Breaktime
11:15am –12:15pm Focus Support Group I Ventana B
12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch*** Ventana B
12:50pm – 1:20pm Sarah Taylor Music Therapy (during lunch) Ventana B
Concurrent Session II
1:30pm – 3:00pm Cheryl Eckl Journaling as a Grief Healing Strategy Coconino
1:30pm – 3:00pm Barbara Joy Grief and Loss: Dispelling Myths and Misinformation Ventana C
1:30pm – 3:00pm Candice Courtney Healing Rituals on Grief’s Journey Ventana A
1:30pm – 3:00pm Dr. Timothy Gerhart & Gina Day Healing the Digestive System Ventana B
3:00pm – 3:15pm Breaktime
3:15pm – 4:15pm Focus Support Group II Ventana B
4:15pm – 4:30pm Breaktime
Concurrent Session III
4:30pm – 5:30pm Matt Montgomery Basics of Mortgages, Refi’s, and Credit Coconino
4:30pm – 5:30pm Father Charlie Parker Spirituality Series – Catholicism, Grief & Loss Ventana C
4:30pm – 5:30pm Paula Stone What Widows Want From Family & Friends Ventana B
4:30pm – 5:30pm Stacey Nseir, RN, PhD(c) Tai Chi Easy Ventana A
5:30pm – 5:45pm Breaktime
5:45pm – 6:15pm Door Prizes Ventana B
6:15pm – 6:30pm Breaktime
6:30pm – 8:30pm Pizza & Ice Cream Social Ventana B

Saturday, October 27, 2012, 7:00am to 6:00pm*

 

Time Speaker Presentation/Activity Room
7:00am – 6:00pm Conference registration open Ventana B
8:00am – 8:30am Conference Welcome! Ventana B
8:30am – 9:15am Cheryl Eckl Keynote: Transforming Deep Loss into Power, Meaning & Peace Ventana B
9:15am – 9:30am Breaktime
Concurrent Session IV
9:30am – 11:00am Cheryl Eckl Follow-on Workshop: Making Light of Change – Moving Powerfully Through Loss Ventana B
9:30am – 11:00am Ron Friesen Men’s Grief: Myths and Misconceptions Ventana A
9:30am – 11:00am Bishop Frank Sama Spirituality Series – Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Grief and Loss Coconino
9:30am – 11:00am Dr. Karissa Greving Mehall Grief and Family Dynamics Ventana C
11:00am – 11:15am Breaktime
11:15am –12:15pm Focus Support Group III Ventana B
12:15pm – 1:30pm Lunch*** Ventana B
1:00pm – 1:30pm Cheryl Eckl Book Signing Ventana B
Concurrent Session V
1:30pm – 3:00pm Ellen Gerst Love After Loss: Writing the Rest of Your Story Ventana A
1:30pm – 3:00pm Jim Schwartz, CFP Smart Social Security Income Planning Ventana B
1:30pm – 3:00pm Tisha Diffie Before it Becomes After Cochise
1:30pm – 3:00pm Patricia Dobratz, JD, LMFT Grief and the LGBTQ Community Coconino
1:30pm – 3:00pm Documentary Walking Through Grief Ventana C
3:00pm – 3:15pm Breaktime
3:15pm – 4:15pm Focus Support Group IV Ventana B
4:15pm – 4:30pm Breaktime
Concurrent Session VI
4:30pm – 5:45pm Chaplain Jeff Paparone Spirituality Series – The Christian Perspective, Grief and Loss Ventana A
4:30pm – 5:45pm Ilene McCauley, JD Controlling Your Life After Loss…The Legacy Ventana C
4:30pm – 5:45pm Michele Royan Parenting a Grieving Child Cochise
4:30pm – 5:45pm Rosie Romero Owning and Operating a Home Coconino
4:30pm – 5:45pm Karla Kay Visitors from the Heart Ventana B
5:45pm – 6:00pm Breaktime
6:00pm – 6:30pm Door Prizes Ventana B

 

Sunday, October 28, 2012, 8am to 4pm*

Time Speaker Presentation/Activity Room
Concurrent Session VII
8:00am – 9:00am Jim Schwartz, CFP Years One & Two: Timely Financial & Tax Decisions Ventana B
8:00am – 9:00am Michael Malasnik New Options in Healthcare Coconino
8:00am – 9:00am Stephanie Bivens, JD Remarriage and Financial Exploitation Ventana C
8:00am – 9:00am Karla Kay Compassionate Heart Yoga Ventana A
9:00am – 9:15am Breaktime
9:15am – 10:15am Focus Support Group V Ventana B
10:15am – 10:30am Breaktime
Concurrent Session VIII
10:30am – 12:00pm Clare Goldsberry Spirituality Series – Buddhism, Grief & Loss Ventana A
10:30am – 12:00pm Gabriela Cuica Healing and Well-being with Expressive Arts Ventana B
10:30am – 12:00pm Chef Rachel Albert Cooking for One: How to Make it Easy! Ventana C
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch*** Ventana B
Concurrent Session IX
1:15pm – 2:15pm Roxanne May The Practical Widow & Widower Coconino
1:15pm – 2:15pm Nicole Gurley, CLTC Long-Term Care: Who Will Take Care of Me? Ventana B
1:15pm – 2:15pm Clare Goldberry Guided Buddhist Meditation Ventana A
1:15pm – 2:15pm Rabbi David Rosenberg Spirituality Series – Judaism, Grief and Loss Ventana C
2:15pm – 2:30pm Breaktime
2:30pm – 3:15pm Joyce Vidal-Thornburg Dealing with the Holidays Ventana B
3:15pm – 3:30pm Jim Schwartz Closing Remarks Ventana B
3:30pm – 4:00pm Joyce Vidal-Thornburg Remembrance Ceremony Ventana B
4:00pm — End of Conference —

*Event Schedule subject to change without prior notice

*** For those registering 10/22/2012 and after: We have to submit the number of meals by 10/22 and pay for them at that time. Since we don’t know if any new registrations will come in on 10/22 and later, we can’t afford to pay for meals that may not be covered by new attendees. Because of this, lunches are NOT included in the price for those registering 10/22 or later. Meals are on your own. The MU building has a number of fast food vendors in the lower level and main level which are open for lunch. Some of these vendors are open during breakfast as well. For information on the vendors and their schedules, click HERE.