The Seven Intentions of Mourning: Carrying the Cross of Grief with Meaning and Hope.
This online CE course looks at grief as the reaction to loss, and mourning being the intentional response; what can grievers choose to do with the pain of grief. Students will study the differences between grief and mourning as well as what it means to mourn with intention. There is an in-depth look at each of the Seven Intentions of Mourning; Prayer, Remember and Honor loved ones, Acceptance, Yield to the Pain, Enduring Connection, Redefine and Rebuild and lastly, Give and Receive Support. The course also explores Redemptive Suffering and recasts it as Redemptive Mourning, how the suffering of grief can have meaning when united with the suffering of Christ.
Hours of CE = 20. Course Code GC 688.
Course Tuition: $ 125.00
Levels of course complexity: Intermediate and Advanced
Target Audience: Nurses, Physicians, Psychiatrists, Psychologist, Social Work Professionals, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Health Specialists, School Counselors, Grief Professionals, Trauma Specialists, Crisis Interventionists, Stress Management Consultants, Thanatologists, Pastoral Counselors, Mental Health Care Coaches, Funeral Directors, Ordained Clergy, Rehabilitation Specialists, Substance Abuse Counselors, Spiritual Counselors, other Licensed Health Care Professionals.
Instructor/Course Author: John and Sandy O’Shaughnessy
Link to Resume: access here
TEXTBOOKS: There is one (1) required textbook for this course.
The Seven Intentions of Mourning: Carrying the Cross of Grief, with Meaning and Hope
- ISBN-10: 1943901104
- ISBN-13: 978-1943901104
TIME FRAME: You are allotted two years from the date of enrollment, to complete this course. There are no set time-frames, other than the two year allotted time. If you do not complete the course within the two-year time-frame, you will be removed from the course and an “incomplete” will be recorded for you in our records. Also, if you would like to complete the course after this two-year expiration time, you would need to register and pay the course tuition fee again.
GRADING: You must achieve a passing score of at least 70% to complete this course and receive the 0 hours of awarded continuing education credit. There are no letter grades assigned. You will receive notice of your total % score. Those who score below the minimum of 70% will be contacted by AIHCP and will be permitted one more attempt to retake the online examination.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education by the South Carolina Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists licensing board, Provider # 4637. Access information
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals (The Provider) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider number # CEP 15595 for 20 Contact Hours.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Florida State Board of Nursing Provider # 50-11975.
OTHER STATE BOARDS OF NURSING
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Arkansas Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Georgia Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the South Carolina Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Professional Registered Nurses. CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing CE Provider # 50-11975.
The American Institute of Health Care Professionals Inc: is a Rule Approved Provider of Continuing Education by the New Mexico Board of Nursing. CE Provider # 50-11975.
Course Refund & AIHCP Policies: access here
ONLINE CLASSROOM RESOURCES AND TOOLS
- Examination Access: there is link to take you right to the online examination program where you can print out your examination and work with it. All examinations are formatted as “open book” tests. When you are ready, you can access the exam program at anytime and click in your responses to the questions. Full information is provided in the online classrooms.
- Student Resource Center: there is a link for access to a web page “Student Resource Center.” The Resource Center provides for easy access to all of our policies/procedures and additional information regarding applying for certification. We also have many links to many outside reference sites, such as online libraries that you may freely access.
- Online Evaluation: there is a link in the classroom where you may access the course evaluation. All students completing a course, must, without exception, complete the course evaluation.
- Faculty Access Information: you will have access to your instructor’s online resume/biography, as well as your instructor’s specific contact information.
- Additional Learning Materials: some faculty have prepared additional “readings” and /or brief lecture notes to enhance your experience. All of these are available in the online classrooms.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the difference between grief and mourning.
- Discuss the obstacles to grieve well in today’s world.
- Learn about different types of grief.
- Define what intention is.
- Learn how to mourn with intention.
- Discuss how prayer can give access to hope and healing.
- Review the importance of grief rituals.
- Discuss ways to remember and honor loved ones who have died.
- Identify why acceptance is so important in the healing process.
- Review denial as a defense mechanism.
- Discuss internal monologue and its importance on healing.
- Learn about emotions and feelings.
- Identify ways emotions and feelings can help or hinder the healing process.
- Discuss the importance of forgiveness.
- Discuss the differences between healthy grief and depression.
- Look at redemptive suffering and positioning it in a new light of redemptive mourning.
- Learn how to have an enduring connection with loved ones.
- Learn about transformative resilience.
- Discuss the “Good Samaritan” in the context of support.
- Look at compassion and empathy and why they are so important.
- The Path
- Grief and Culture today and years ago
- Obstacles to healing
- Types of grief
- The Seven Intentions of Mourning overview
- Two paths to healing
- The Catholic Funeral Liturgy
- The First Intention: Prayer
- What is prayer?
- Why pray?
- The Second Intention: Remember and Honor
- Grief rituals
- Remembering and honoring during the holidays
- The Third Intention: Acceptance
- Who have we lost and how did they die?
- What have we lost?
- Who are we now?
- Mindfulness and the power of our minds
- The Fourth Intention: Yield to the Pain
- Expressions of grief
- Emotions and feelings
- Name it to tame it
- Depression and complicated grief
- The Fifth Intention: Enduring Connection
- The quest for meaning
- Redemptive Suffering and Redemptive Mourning
- The Sixth Intention: Redefine and Rebuild
- Secondary losses
- Relearning the world
- Transformative resilience
- The Seventh Intention: Give and Receive Support
- The Good Samaritan
- Myths of Grief