transforming to joy workshops
Responding to Addiction & Grief

workshops & Presentations

I'm happy to offer groups inspiring workshops or shorter presentations. Each offering is tailored to meet your specific needs.


  • Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction
  • Moving With Grief


Please contact me for details.


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Lisa

Lisa L. Frechette, M.A., M.Ed.

RESPONDING TO GRIEF Workshop

Transforming to Joy

6/13/2020

RESPONDING TO GRIEF virtual class

11:00am - 12 noon

zoom meeting

6/13/2020

RESPONDING TO GRIEF virtual class

Lisa L. Frechette, M.A., M.Ed.

11-12:00pm via Zoom

by donation*

Materials needed: notebook & writing instrument


While our culture tends to ignor...

11:00am - 12 noon

zoom meeting

Workshops & Presentations

Presentation: Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

Presentation: Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

Presentation: Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

transforming to joy workshops

Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

30 - 75 minute presentation


Addiction is rampant in our culture. It changes the person we care about and we suffer watching this happen. We react in unhealthy ways that cause us, as well as the person affected by addiction, to feel worse. We can’t seem to figure out how to make them better. 


Illustrated with real life personal examples, Lisa’s talk focuses on learning to shift from reacting to responding to a loved one struggling with addiction. This subtle shift becomes a powerful and positive new way of being in relationship. 


Lisa’s book, Transforming to Joy; Responding to My Son’s Struggle With Addiction, provides the foundation for this presentation. 

Workshop: Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

Presentation: Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

Presentation: Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

transforming to joy workshops

Responding to a Loved One Struggling With Addiction

Half or Full Day


Addiction is rampant in our culture. It changes the person we care about and we suffer watching this happen. We react in unhealthy ways that cause us, as well as the person affected by addiction, to feel worse. We can’t seem to figure out how to make them better.


Participants in this experiential workshop will gain a deeper understanding of addiction and behaviors connected with it. We will explore what we can and cannot control in this most challenging situation. Developing practical strategies empowers participants to make the shift from reacting to responding to loved ones struggling with addiction.


Lisa’s book, Transforming to Joy; Responding to My Son’s Struggle With Addiction, provides the foundation for this workshop.

Lisa's Profound Experiences

Presentation: Moving With Grief

Presentation: Moving With Grief

transforming to joy and grief

Lisa’s experiences with loss are profound. 


From the death of her infant son to the end of life caretaker for both of her parents and later witnessing her son’s struggle with addiction and subsequent death, she’s delved deep into personal grief. Paradoxically, these painful experiences have taught Lisa to live wholeheartedly and have opened pathways to greater joy.


Lisa's professional training and personal experiences have coalesced, allowing her to guide others in approaching loss - physically, mentally, and spiritually - in healthier ways.


She holds master’s degrees in counseling and education.

Presentation: Moving With Grief

Presentation: Moving With Grief

Presentation: Moving With Grief

transforming to joy and grief

Moving With Grief 

30 - 75 minute presentation


Going directly to the heart of the suffering we experience witnessing the decline or physical death of someone we care about, Lisa’s talk touches on the types of losses we experience and how our minds and bodies react. 


Moving with grief means we acknowledge and honor the suffering resulting from loss. Ironically, moving with grief softens its painful impact. You will walk away from this presentation with a greater understanding of grief and practical ways to cultivate healing.

Workshop: Moving With Grief

Responding to Grief / virtual class

Responding to Grief / virtual class

transforming to joy and grief

Moving With Grief

Half or Full Day


Going directly to the heart of the suffering we experience witnessing the decline or physical death of someone we care about, Lisa’s workshop delves into the types of losses we experience and how our minds and bodies react. Our culture suggests that we ‘get over grief’. Lisa’s approach is to understand, witness, and accept the most challenging experiences of the loss of a loved one.


Participants in this experiential workshop will gain a deeper understanding of their own unique grief process and an appreciation for other people’s process. Practical ways to move with grief - physically, mentally, and spiritually - are explored and provide gentle and authentic healing. Grief doesn’t end, but how we respond to this suffering can, ironically, lead us to deeper happiness. 

Responding to Grief / virtual class

Responding to Grief / virtual class

Responding to Grief / virtual class

transforming to joy workshop on grief

Transforming to Joy; Responding to Grief virtual class


Saturday June 13, 2020; 11-12:00 via Zoom; by donation

Materials needed: notebook & writing instrument


While our culture tends to ignore grief, Lisa’s approach is to understand, witness, and respond to the continuing string of grief we all experience simply by virtue of being human. From loss of routine, work, and health to the loss of relationship, relocation, and physical death, sorrow shakes up our lives. 


In this experiential workshop, participants are invited to open to a deeper understanding of their own unique grief process and an appreciation for other people’s processes. Practical ways to respond to grief - physically, mentally, and spiritually - are explored and provide gentle, authentic healing. There is no endpoint to grief, yet how we respond to sorrow can, ironically, lead us to unexpected joy.


Free downloadables will be provided before the workshop begins. 


* To reserve your space, please email Lisa at Lisa@TransfromingtoJoy.com. The zoom workshop link will be sent to you the morning of the workshop.

 

Donation are gratefully accepted via Venmo at: Lisa-Frechette-5 or you may make another arrangement by emailing Lisa.

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