Join us Saturday, November 13, at 10:30 a.m. for a Widows’/Widowers’ Might Luncheon and Presentation at Redeemer on grief and mindfulness with Laura Johnston, MSW, LCSW, from Samaritan Counseling Services.

We will explore the potential benefits of mindfulness techniques as we experience grief. We will discuss questions such as:

    • What is mindfulness?
    • Why does it help?
    • What are some mindfulness practices?

We will also practice techniques such as mindfulness meditation, breath meditation, and mindful journaling. We will close with a discussion of tasks of grieving, creating a new normal, transformation, and thriving.

Johnston is a native Floridian who moved back to Sarasota in 2018. She is a graduate of New College of Florida and The Ohio State University, where she earned her Master of Social Work degree. She practiced Psychiatric Social Work in Ohio for over 20 years in inpatient and outpatient settings, including Community Mental Health. She is now proud to be a Staff Counselor with Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast, where she offers outpatient counseling Church of the Redeemer, St. Armand’s Key Lutheran Church, and on Zoom teletherapy.

There is no cost to attend, but you must register by November 10.

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