Death:OK (Let’s Talk About It) is a day of inspiration, information, and connection taking place October 17, 2015 on the campus of Reed College in Portland, Oregon. As part of an ongoing series profiling our presenters, we’re pleased to introduce you to…
Lucinda Weatherby, MA, presenting “Talking Openly about Infant Death.”
Lucinda will share the story of her newborn son’s death and facilitate a discussion about supporting grieving families through their experiences. The session will include a 15 minute video telling her son’s story, question answer and small group breakout discussion, and grief show-and-tell items to pass around. The presentation will be framed with a simple grief ritual participants are welcome to take part in.
Lucinda Weatherby, MA (psychology) is a writer and grief counselor who has a passion for sharing her experience of her infant son’s birth, brief life, and death. Her memoir, Five Hours: How My Brief Son’s Life Changed Everything, will be published by Akashic Books this year. She runs support groups and does individual sessions for bereaved parents and is a board member of WinterSpring, a grief support nonprofit in Southern Oregon.
- On the web: (sites in development) www.fivehoursbook.com and www.lucindaweatherby.com
- Twitter: @LucindaMW, Retweet
- Linked In: Lucinda Weatherby