2 Complimentary CEUs with Dinner & Wine

Family Private Care, LLC is proud to sponsor and teach this 2 hour CEU. For more information view the event flyer.

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 5:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Oaks on Parkwood, 2651 Laurel Oak Drive, Bessemer, AL 35022
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM: Registration, Dinner & Networking
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Good Grief CEU
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Therapeutic Laughter CEU
Credit Hours: Social Workers (ASWB) – 2 Clinical/Core Hours, Certified Case Manager (CCM) – 2 Clock Hours, Nurses (RN) – 2 Contact Hours

Good Grief: Understanding Grief and Resources for Coping Effectively

The experience of grief is a natural part of life, and many have experienced this watershed moment more than once. Few individuals are equipped to navigate the process of grief with ease; many struggle against the waves of emotions that accompany each new stage. Grief is a complex emotion that can affect us physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. In this informative presentation Rev. Jeana Fortenberry, Chaplain; and/or John Butler, BA, MS, of Family Private Care will discuss all the different aspects of grief including the different types/causes of grief, and the different manifestations of grief. In addition, attendees will explore the cultural/spiritual impacts on grief and the importance of childhood grief. Lastly, effective coping techniques will be discussed and practiced. By the end of this presentation, attendees will walk away with an increased knowledge of grief and its affects, in addition to a set of effective techniques and skills which can be used to help their patients and clients cope with grief.

Therapeutic Laughter: Full-Fill Aerobic Wellness

“With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh, I should die” (Abraham Lincoln)… In the high stress world of healthcare, professionals (as well as patients/families) deal with serious situations on a daily basis. This presentation will take a closer look at Therapeutic Laughter and the benefits that it may bring to the healthcare setting. Laughter has many physiological benefits – such as exercising/relaxing muscles, elevating pain threshold and tolerance and can improve blood pressure. From Norman Cousins (author), to psychiatrist, Dr. William Fry and Patch Adams, MD – there have been multiple studies and movements to attempt to bring laughter into the healthcare setting. More recently, in 1995, a physician and yoga teacher noticed similarities between laughter and yoga breathing techniques; thus – the Laughter Yoga movement began. This CEU will focus on techniques, exercises and resources around Therapeutic Laughter and how it may benefit you and your patients/families.