“Grief is a Backpack: Carrying What Can’t Be Fixed” with Lisa Marie Auter – February 2024 Supervisor’s Community of Practice

February 2024 Supervisor’s Community of Practice

“Grief is a Backpack: Carrying What Can’t Be Fixed”
with Lisa Marie Auter

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT

  • Lisa Marie Auter
    Lisa Marie Auter is a Peer Support Team Lead and Peer Support Group Coordinator at SOAR Case Management in Madison, WI. Lisa Marie is also a Poetry Therapy Practitioner interested in combining creative writing with mental health support. Her poetry and non-fiction have been widely published and she is currently working on a book that combines peer support ethics and values with training in expressive arts. Lisa Marie is passionate about grief work and offering space to normalize this human experience.

Let’s get real about grief support. In this Community of Practice, we will look at how society has trained us to approach grief as opposed to the enormous possibilities and potential in normalizing grief as part of the human experience. We will explore how our peer support values align with this alternate perspective on grief: one of resiliency, empowerment, and community.

Participants will be offered a chance to examine their own grief experiences and consider a more inclusive way to provide support to themselves and others. Presenter Lisa Marie Auter will be taking many thoughts and quotes from Megan Devine’s groundbreaking book, “It’s Ok to Not Be Ok.” Lisa Marie also offers a wellness group of the same name, “Grief is a Backpack” for Dane County CCS participants in search of skills and support in managing their grief.


Feedback Survey/CEH Information:

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Thursday, March 7th. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on March 14th, 2024. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

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