FREE ALL-DAY EVENT SHOWCASES AREA GRIEF RESOURCES AND FEATURES PRESENTATIONS BY AUTHOR ROLAND COMTOIS AND OTHERS
STAMFORD, CT – (October 4, 2012) When a loved one passes, words can fail. Grief becomes palatable and immobilizes those left behind. To help people cope with their loss and the overwhelming feelings of despair and sadness, Roland Comtois, a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, grief specialist and author, is hosting the Sixth Annual After Loss Conference in Stamford, Connecticut at the Stamford Plaza Hotel at 2701 Summer Street in Stamford, Connecticut on October 13, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.
The event will showcase area resources available to those who have suffered a personal loss and will include a roster of speakers, authors, Reiki practitioners, therapists, healers, nutritionists and area grief professionals, including child and family services, suicide and pet loss counselors, who will share their expertise with the public free of charge. Roland Comtois created the annual event to address the questions, concerns, thoughts and emotions that surround the grieving process and to help people move forward with their lives.
“Grief does not discriminate against you or care who you are or what you know,” said Roland Comtois, who himself just recently lost his own mother. “It is what it is. Grief is an experience that every human being who is bound by love must go through.”
“I know personally that grief never leaves you alone. You barely sleep, you cry at restaurants, you weep at songs on the radio at moments, unexpected, that remind you that your life has forever changed. No two people deal with it in the same way. Finding the right support to guide them through the process is imperative if one is to begin the healing process.”
“What is required is that you stay as strong as possible. Whatever you need to do to work through your pain, do it. It’s important to give yourself the right amount of time to work through the different stages of grief and loss. And it is equally important to seek out help and ask for assistance if you need it.”
He added that there are many options available to help with grief. They include restoring energy with Reiki and relaxation exercises, learning to quiet the mind and discovering how to make sound nutritional choices that nourish the body and soul.
“From sitting in a healing circle or a garden to sharing your feelings in a group setting, the grief-stricken can begin to release the deep sadness within,” said Comtois, who said that the day-long event will showcase a variety of different resources for just this purpose.
The event will begin at 9:30 AM with a welcome by Roland Comtois and a harmonics opening ceremony conducted by Joan Emmons and Ron Damico of Ron and Joan, LLP, including a Channeled Grace Healing Circle with Greenwich resident Theresa Joseph and Linda Fallo-Mitchell.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Roland speak and offer messages of hope and love at two free keynote presentations at 10:40 AM and 4:15 PM. A Panel Discussion entitled “Life After Death, Is Love Eternal” with Roland Comtois and guest speakers, Sheri Perl, Sara Rubin, Saundra Cindy Blum and others, will offer personal experiences with grief, tools for self-care and field questions from the audience.
Attendees can meet speakers Penny Cohen, Lisa K., Sheri Perl, Saundra Cindy Blum, Sherry Russenberger, Laura Parisi, Susan Lataille, June Fagan, Lisa Jones and Ginny Mackles, and learn more about their specialties in the Resource Center, located throughout the Event venue. Representatives from the Comfort Zone Camp and The Stamford Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, plus so many others, will be on hand to offer their support to those in need.
“How do we live through loss and grief, sadness and despair when someone we love passes away? How do we remember the memories without those memories causing us pain? And, how do we find our breath again? I invite you to join us on a journey of gentle healing and support that can give your soul a chance to find its wings again and to live your new normal life.”
For more information and a list of scheduled events and resources, visit www.blessingsbyroland.com or call 860-774-0897.