The Art of Sharing Tear Soup with Strangers

September 1, 2010
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imageOctober 12, 2010, at 7:30 a.m. at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

The Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, wth the generous sponsorship of Wilbert Funeral Services, Matthews International Corporation, American Funeral Financial, Kates-Boylston Publications, Nomis Publications and 1-800 Flowers invite you to breakfast and a seminar featuring Pat Schwiebert, author of Tear Soup.

Admission is only $40 and includes CFSP recognition, breakfast, seminar and a copy of Tear Soup to take home and share with others.

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About the presenter

Pat Schwiebert, a registered nurse has been working in the area of bereavement for over 30 years as nurse, educator and counselor. She has co-founded the Compassionate Friends, Brief Encounters, Parents of Murdered Children and Suicide Bereavement Support groups. Her teachers have been ordinary people who were grieving the loss of special people in their lives and who taught her as she walked along side them in their sorrow. Pat has authored 6 books, including When Hello Means Goodbye, a guide for parents whose babies have died, and Tear Soup, a recipe for healing after loss. Her latest book is titled Someone Came Before You.

Pat Schwiebert will share that grief is universal and is also unique to the individual. She will answer the questions: How, then do we know what is best for those in the throes of grief? and Why does the stranger become familiar and family become strangers? It is good to know what grief really feels like so you?ll understand more fully why the bereaved act the way they act, say what they say, and do what they do. From there we can better share others? tear soup and maybe even exchange recipes.

Funeral directors who earned the CFSP (Certified Funeral Service Practitioner) designation this year will be recognized. For more information about the CFSP program, call (866) 431-CFSP.

To register for this event online, please visit: http://www.apfsp.com/apfsp/home.nsf

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