Programs


Training and Support Programs

Grief Recovery (Shadowlands)

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Shadowlands provides a Christian perspective on the journey from loss to a restored sense of peace and joy. You will learn about God’s model of grieving, coping skills for difficult emotions, and insights into the effect of a loss on all areas of life.

Loss is experienced in many forms: Death of a loved one, end of relationship, job loss, life-changing illnesses, adoption choice, abortion or suicide.

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OPTION 1: ONLINE via ZOOM (FREE or $50 if the Reference Document Needs to be Shipped)

6 sessions via Zoom, Tuesdays, Aug 27 – Oct 1, 2024; 2:00-4:00PM Central Time

OR  6 sessions via Zoom, Tuesdays, Aug 27 – Oct 1, 2024; 6:00-8:00PM  Central Time

NOTE: A Reference Document is required for this session, so if the reference document needs to be shipped, then there will be a $50 cost to cover the printing and mailing. If you can download a file and print locally, then there is no cost for the zoom session. The reference Manuals must be shipped by August 15 for the Zoom sessions.  Registration deadline is August 14, 2024.


OPTION 2: IN PERSON (FREE)

6 sessions, Wednesdays, Aug 28 – Oct 2, 2024; 6:30-8:30 Central Time
at Christ Church in Plano TX (4550 Legacy Dr, Plano, TX 75024)

Note: The church is subsidizing the In-Person session so there is no cost for the attendee.  Participants Manuals will be distributed through the church office or at the first session on Aug 28.


OPTION 3: SPONSOR SOMEONE ELSE

If you are interested in sponsoring someone else, you can register for the desired training program by selecting the desired date and time.


Other Program Offerings

Birthmother Support/Training

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On-site training is available and delivered by experienced Brave Penny staff. This training is for Churches and Adoption Agencies who support birthmothers.

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Cancer Patients via ZOOM ($30)

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Cancer patients not only suffer from treatment but the “unknown future" which surrounds them every day. Join with others on the battle ground of cancer or with survivors to learn about Christian perspectives on grief and suffering.  Included are coping skills to ease the stress of the journey.

3 sessions via Zoom

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Dealing with Infant Loss

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This is a 5-session program with Leader and Participant manuals and was developed for staff of organizations who support families grieving from Miscarriage, SIDS, or any form of Infant Death.

Due to demand, Brave Penny developed a variant of the Shadowlands Grief Recovery Program aimed at individuals or families who have lost a child due to miscarriage or any other type of infant death. It is based on Sharon Fox’s book entitled “A Precious Loss.” This program can be licensed for use by grief support groups. A Leaders Guide and Participant Manual are delivered electronically to the licensee.

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Dementia Caregivers via ZOOM ($30)

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Care givers for dementia or terminal loved ones walk the daily path lined with tiny signs of diminished function of their loved one’s mental and physical health. Share and learn about the grief process that is a part of the care givers daily life. Christian perspectives on grief and suffering are shared along with coping skills to ease the stress of the journey.

3 sessions via Zoom

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First Responders via ZOOM ($30)

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First Responders experience danger and trauma as a daily part of their job. This program addresses Christian perspectives of grief, coping skills and tips on how to respond to those who are served.

3 sessions via Zoom

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Military (Active and Retired) via ZOOM ($30)

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Military personnel experience unique types of loss and grief. Separation from family and trauma of combat are stress factors and sources of grief.  Unique to these losses is the code of silence which is honored and will be honored during the session. This is an opportunity to learn about grief’s affects, Christian perspective on suffering and coping skills to live in content.

3 sessions via Zoom

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Pastoral Care in Canada via Zoom (FREE)

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Clergy and Pastoral Care Ministers experience the aftermath of MAID (Medical Assistance in Death) both personally and in their congregations. Loss through this type of suicide has traumatic ramification within the families of those who died. Join with other ministers to learn about the signs of possible suicide, support for the grievers and messages to avert the consideration of this epidemic of death across Canada.

3 sessions via Zoom

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Understanding Suicide via ZOOM ($10)