Grief is hard work. There are difficult emotions to navigate and figuring out how to function as a family day-to-day can seem overwhelming at times. You may have lost a cherished member of your family, but you are STILL a family and you are not alone. Join other families affected by loss for a day-long, fun-filled retreat at Fort Yargo State Park. Strong Families Brave Hearts (SFBH) is open to families with chil-dren ages 10 and up who have experienced the death of a family member. SFBH is facilitated by adventure therapist Jamie Shankles who has led groups for both adults and youth for over 20 years.
"Niye’lo: It’s up to you!"
Strong Families, Brave Hearts is based on the concept of "Niye’lo": a Native American word meaning "it’s up to you". You and your family will engage in a variety of games and challenge activi-ties and will be encouraged to challenge your-selves, both individually and as a family. "It’s up to you" to set goals for yourself and your family and to stretch as far as you are comfortable.
Jamie Shankles, M. Ed
SFBH is facilitated by Jamie Shankles. Jamie has worked in the field of adventure therapy and experien-tial education for over 20 years. She holds a Masters of Education and BA degrees from the University of West Georgia with a focus in counseling psychology. She is also a full level 2 certified ropes course practitioner with specialty ele-ments, wilderness first responder and has received extensive training in the evaluation of self-efficacy.
Fun for all!
If you have a problem with heights or are worried about being "out of shape"- have no fear - this is NOT a ropes course. All activities will be low to the ground and suit-able for all fitness levels. Lunch will be provided.
Discover your family’s Brave Heart and come out stronger than ever!
This retreat does not cost anything, but registration is required. Space is limited to 14 participants. Call 770-219-0271 to reserve space for your family by October 25, 2013.
Who: Families with children ages 10 and up who have experienced the death of a family member
What: A full-day retreat of games and challenge activities to help your and your family rediscover your strengths in wake of grief and loss
Where: Fort Yargo State Park, Winder GA
When: November 2, 2013; 9AM-4PM
Cost: Free! —- Lunch will also be provided
Dress: Come ready to play, rain or shine. We will be outside so dress warmly, but in clothing that lets you move. Wear tennis shoes. In case of rain, we will complete activities in the pavilion.
RSVP: Jen Sorrells 770-219-0271