Traumatic Grief is Different:

3 Truths Toward Hope


You’ve known that death is part of life’s continuum, but you probably never expected to lose a loved one in a sudden, unexpected manner.  Consequently, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the intensity of your feelings, the rush of memories, the futility of unending daily tasks, or the deep sense of permanence in your loss.  You may also be experiencing nightmares, flashbacks, trouble sleeping and/or difficulty functioning.  Your world, as you knew it, has been turned upside down.  Everything you understood to be real, your past as well as your plans for your future, feels shattered because of the tragic events that changed your life.  It may be hard to imagine going on with life without your loved one or holding hope for your future.


If you, a family member, or friend can relate to the feelings described above, you’re invited to join my virtual seminar:

 Traumatic Grief is Different:

3 Truths Toward Hope

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Traumatic grief differs from traditional grief.

Find out why and how the experience of traumatic grief differs from traditional grief, and how this experience may increase your risk for physical and mental health challenges and complicated grief.  Learn why it is essential to work through both trauma and grief in your healing process.


There are techniques to contain and cope with symptoms of both trauma and loss.

Trauma and grief therapy that integrate techniques grounded in mindfulness based skills, cognitive behavioral therapy and emotional regulation can reduce painful thoughts and feelings and introduce new coping skills for difficult times.  Learn the treatment modalities that may be most beneficial for you.


Growth is possible during traumatic grief.

Pain changes over time, and for some individuals, growth is a possible outcome from trauma and loss.  Learn what researchers have identified as post traumatic growth, an evolved awareness various people achieve after trauma.  Other people report the ability to find hope, meaning or future possibilities that integrate the essence of their loved one. 

It is my intention that you leave this virtual seminar ready to address your traumatic grief on a deeper level.  After the seminar you will have a better idea how traumatic grief is impacting your life, the risk factors you face and the coping techniques best suited for you.  Most of all, I want you to leave this seminar open to feeling something different than your current pain and perhaps consider the possibility of growth.


After I found my brother lifeless in his apartment, I relived the scene of finding him over and over again in my head.  I could not shut my eyes without remembering everything I saw.  Jennifer taught me how to use thought stopping techniques that helped me break the cycle of ruminating thoughts and redirect my attention to something that was easier to focus on.

Jay D., Age 31, Brother died from overdose

A Note from your instructor, Jennifer R. Levin, PhD, MFT

Fellow in Thanatology:  The Study of Death, Dying, and Bereavement

There comes a time in your grief and pain when you are ready to do something different.  You are worn out by the grief and trauma and it seems you are feeling worse rather than better.  You are constantly reminded of memories surrounding the end of your loved one’s life and it feels as if the daily struggle will never change. You miss your loved one so much and you know nothing will bring him/her back.

I have worked with thousands of individuals overwhelmed, exhausted and unable to function in the midst of traumatic grief.  I invite you to participate in my virtual seminar to learn from my expertise and experiences helping others work through this pain.  It does not matter if your loved one died from suicide, homicide, an accident, a medical crises or other unexpected  circumstances, traumatic grief is too big to face on your own.  Please join me.

~ Jennifer