Renovating and Remodeling: Moving Beyond Just Coping and Surviving

Renovating and Remodeling: Moving Beyond Just Coping and Surviving

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About this event

After a death, or any type of loss, it can feel overwhelming to “rebuild our lives,” to “become someone different” than who we were prior to the loss. What is the difference between renovating and remodeling our lives? How does active grief versus passive grief move us beyond just coping, beyond just surviving? This session will explain ways to both renovate and remodel, and in the process, change us from who we were, to who we are becoming now.


Benjamin Wolfe, MEd, LICSW, FT, TAPS Advisory Board Member

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Continuing education is not available for this program.

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Viewing instructions are included in your confirmation email and they will be emailed to you several times in the days leading up to the webinar.


Contact the TAPS Institute via email at or call 800-959-8277.

Presented by Dignity Memorial®

Meet the Presenter

Ben Wolfe, MEd, LICSW, FT is a grief, loss and transition trainer and consultant after 28 years as director and grief therapist of St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Grief Support Center in Duluth, Minnesota, where he provided life-threatening illness and bereavement counseling (from any cause of death) for all ages. He is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Fellow in Thanatology as well as a former president of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). He has received a number of awards, including the “ADEC Death Educator of the Year Award” in 2011, and in May 2005 was selected as “Employee of the Year” by St. Mary’s Medical Center. He was appointed by the National Kidney Foundation from 2001 to 2005 to the eleven member National Donor Family Council Executive Committee, and currently serves on the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Advisory Board. He consults and trains internationally and has given over 2,000 presentations dealing with grief and loss. He is currently a clinical member of the Northeastern Minnesota Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) team. In addition to chapters in books, he has authored numerous articles related to grief and loss and served for ten years on the St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Bio-Ethics Committee. Additionally, for over 25 years Ben taught university graduate courses on death and dying, and for 32 years has taught about life-threatening illness at the University of Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine.

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