The Most Excellent Dying of Theodore Jack Heckelman, produced and directed by
Nancy Poer, winner of two film festival awards. The film is a full-length documentary
on conscious dying at home with caring community support and a three-day vigil.
From the filmmaker: “It was my brother’s wish to share his dying this way so we
could work together to help others and inspire them for hopeful ways to meet this
threshold which we all must ultimately face. It is Jack’s last gift and one that is
inspiring many people.”
A Family Undertaking, a film by Elizabeth Westrate seen on PBS
this is a full-length documentary profiling a growing trend in America, the return to home funerals.
Available from Netflix.
The Center Expands Again! Please join us in welcoming Megan Kelleher, LCSW who comes to us with wonderfully empathic presence, and a broad range of helping skills. You can learn more about her by visiting our Therapists section or clicking on this link.
Community Walk for Grief Support: Celebrating 25 Years of Transformation
The Center celebrated its 25th year anniversary with a fund raiser walk in Rogers Park, Chicago on June 4. [read more]
New interview on ideas for what to say and do to support the bereaved, by the Center's Meg Kelleher, LCSW.[read here]
Pain Bonds Us - I feel close to you when you let your pain show. A protective shield inside me slides away.[read more]
Private Practice: Dynamic Psychotherapy and Bereavement Counseling (CEU)[read more]
You Know Therapy Is Working When . . . - You feel increasingly uncomfortable with the status quo when it is causing harm. [read more]
Ideas About Mourning - For the griever the future feels shattered; everything hoped for is broken and gone/ lost like a broken mirror. [read more]
Myths and Realities of Mourning - Regrettably, our society maintains a host of unrealistic assumptions and inappropriate expectations when it comes to the work of grief and mourning. Here are some myths to consider:[read more]
The Difference Between Grief and Mourning - It is critical to know the difference between grief and mourning. Both processes are there to help the bereaved face the reality that their loved one is gone and then to slowly begin to accommodate to that fact. [read more]