By Laura Hayes Full Article Here. Chances are good that you already know what food will be served at your funeral. That’s because there’s comfort in the familiarity of passed-down traditions. The presence of specific foods and drinks is the common denominator at wakes and funerals across various cultures. There’s a somewhat scientific reason why food… read more»
Wendt Center Grief and Trauma Psychotherapist, Teresa Doniger, was featured in Washington Post Magazine. She shares reflections on her work and on our society’s attitude towards grief.
The Wendt Center is incredibly excited to share with you that 2019 will be the 7th year of collaboration between the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing and Arena Stage for the Voices of Now Program. We are accepting applications now for this year’s teen grief ensemble! Applicants must be 13-18 years old and have… read more»
Vicarious Trauma by Tess Bolder, LICSW Natural disasters. Shootings. Border separations. How do you cope when mass media makes images and stories of trauma and grief inescapable? Media coverage is saturated with stories of violence, destruction, and loss. While the media can help educate and inform, it can also cause something called vicarious trauma.… read more»
If you’ve been to the Wendt Center’s NW office recently, you may have noticed our art installation piece, Mourning Morning, by local artist, Aline Martinez. The piece offers a variety of textures from ceramic “columns” to birds cut from delicate tissue paper and suspended with string. Aline was also a client of the Wendt Center.… read more»