Learn about an innovative cruise that focuses on grief support and memorialization of loved ones.
My guest Linda Findlay is an Aftercare Coordinator for funeral homes and a hospice bereavement support group facilitator. She is also the founder of The Grief Cruises™ and has escorted four groups on special cruises for the purpose of healing grief and honoring loved ones. She discusses her inspiration for this work and what to expect on a “grief cruise.” Learn more about her work at her websites:
This episode includes:
- Linda’s own grief journey that inspired her current work
- What is a grief cruise and who is it for
- The benefits of getting away from ordinary life when dealing with grief
- Activities included on the cruises: workshops, memory wall, candlelit memorial walk, night of remembrance
- These experiences help people go home with a coping “toolbox”
- How families can benefit from taking a grief cruise together
- How burial at sea for cremated remains is possible during a cruise
- Feedback from attendees on past cruises
- How participants learn that grief and joy can coexist
- How COVID impacted Linda’s work as a bereavement coordinator
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