Grief Education

Grief Education Series

Each month, QFBW offers a free education event as part of our commitment to raising awareness about grief, death and loss. We see these conversations as opportunities to normalize these difficult topics. Certified Grief Educator Jai Miranda offers lectures, workshops, and training focused on grief care and education. Jai is available to speak to your organization and can customize training to your particular needs. Jai is also a willing collaborator, inviting experts in other disciplines to co-create learning events. Register for our latest event or review recent presentations below.

Thursday May 3, 11:00am-1:00pm at Fusion54

Join Monica Nagele, RD, and Jai Miranda, Certified Grief Educator, for this learning series event  "A Table for One".  This discussion will explore the impact of grief when we find ourselves alone and identify healthy ways to nourish our body and our sense of loss. Participants will receive a range of delicious recipes and cooking tips that are perfect for one-person portions. Learning Series event is free and open to the public. 

A group of people learning together

Previous Learning Series Events

Modern Heirlooms:
Designing Contemporary Jewelry from Family Treasure
Katie Woods
April 13, 2024

Rediscover your family's history and transform cherished heirlooms into unique pieces of wearable jewelry in our "Modern Heirlooms Workshop." This hands-on experience invites you to delve into the rich and vibrant history of your family's story, breathing new life into family keepsakes and introducing you to the process of designing contemporary jewelry.

The Healing Power of Rhythm and Sound (Co-sponsored by the Dusk to Dawn Bereavement Services Learning Series)
Jai Miranda, MM, PCC
July 12, 2023

Professional musician, sound healer, and certified grief coach Jai Miranda will talk about how the body responds to sound and vibration. Rhythm, music, and sound can be a source of healing through grief. The presentation will include demonstration of various instruments, discussion of emerging research about sound healing and will conclude with a short hands-on experience with the drums and sound healing Instruments.

Grieving Well (Co-sponsored by the Dusk to Dawn Bereavement Services Learning Series)
Chelsea Shafer, RD & Jai Miranda, PCC
July 27, 2022

Join dietitian and yoga instructor Chelsea Shafer and grief counselor and Mindfulness Instructor Jai Miranda for this engaging discussion about the importance of self care when grieving. Together they will explore concepts and practices in mindfulness and mindful eating, the importance of movement in the healing process, and other mind/body connections to support wellbeing.

How to Help a Grieving Person (Co-sponsored by the Dusk to Dawn Bereavement Services Learning Series)
Jai Miranda, PCC
June 6, 2022

Offered in concert with the Montgomery County Council on Aging, this lunchtime presentation explored how we can move beyond "Let me know what you need" to actually providing support in someone's time of need. Board members Lillian Alderfer and Mary Lou Dawald joined counselor Jai Miranda for this interactive and informative presentation.

Who Will Speak for You? (Co-sponsored by the Dusk to Dawn Bereavement Services Learning Series)
Jai Miranda, PCC
April 13, 2022

National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is an initiative to encourage people to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. This conversation is not only about end-of-life care but is meant for any time of life when an unexpected medical crisis might happen. Don't wait until you lose your voice, decide now who will speak for you and what they will say.

Some of the questions considered include What is Advance Care Planning and why is it important? What are proven strategies and tips for starting the conversation? and What documents and resources are most helpful?