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Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love
This event was part of Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love

Why Men Grieve Differently and How to Support Them

Why Men Grieve Differently and How to Support Them
Men grieve differently than women. Their grief languages are not the same. Yet grief does not have to divide. We will explore the differences and learn practical, loving ways to support men in grief.

There is no right or wrong way to grieve. Our grief as a man or a woman is as unique and individual as we are, however, there are differences.

Men tend to think their way through grief, women seem to feel their way. Women often perceive men as being void of emotions, reluctant to share their feelings. Maybe it’s because men are taught to honor the pain of loss, then hide any feelings associated with it. And when men and women try to talk with one another about their grief they quickly find they are speaking two different grief languages.

In this workshop we will explore the root cause of these differences. We will discuss how to replace expectation and judgement with understanding and compassion. You will learn practical helping skills you can use to give the men in your life heart-centered support.

End-of-Life Educator and author, Barbara Morningstar who lost her husband to cancer in 2008 and Grief Educator, Garrick Colwell who lost his wife to cancer in 2019 will facilitate.