Each month I run a live workshop that has helped hundreds of widows feel better and start to create lives they love, even after losing their partner.
Designed exclusively for widowed moms, the Widows Like Us Monthly Workshop offers practical tools and helpful topics you won’t find anywhere else plus a community of women who understand. The best part? It takes only 90 minutes per month!
Join our June Workshop and learn the 5 Dimensions of Post Traumatic Growth and what research has shown is possible following trauma so you can do more than settle for a “new normal” that’s less than what you want.
After my husband died it was such a struggle to find tools and information that could actually help me. I was so sick of being told to “count my blessings” and “just be grateful.” I also didn’t want to be in a group of widows who were hell-bent on complaining about how awful life was and spent their time counting down the days until they could be re-united with their person.
I wanted to love life again. And I wanted to learn from women who had been where I was.
And now that I’m on the other side of that struggle I want to show you how you can get there, too.
Wishing you could get some tools to make navigating widowhood easier?
Introducing a powerful monthly workshop series created exclusively for widowed moms by Master Certified Life Coach, Grief Expert and host of The Widowed Mom Podcast, Krista St-Germain.
After my husband, Hugo, was killed by a drunk driver when I was 40, I struggled to find the resources I needed. Everything I found online was depressing and I didn’t know any widows I could relate with. I wanted to love life again but I didn’t know how.
I read all the grief books, joined all the grief groups and eventually found cognitive behavioral based coaching tools. I learned how to support my nervous system and navigate grief grenades. I learned how to change what I thought was possible for my life and start to see that my husband’s death didn’t mean I couldn’t love my life again.
Once I figured it out for myself, I wanted to help others who were where I once was. In 2018 I started coaching widowed moms and never looked back.
June – “Post Traumatic Growth for Widows”
If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s when a widow is told to “get used to her new normal.” Because sadly, the message we often receive is “just be grateful for what you had” because it probably won’t be quite that good again. But the study of Post Traumatic Growth shows us that’s not the case!
In this workshop, you’ll learn the 5 Dimensions of Post Traumatic Growth and what research has shown is possible following trauma so you can do more than settle for a “new normal” that’s less than what you want.
Post Traumatic Growth is not for some of us, it’s for all of us. It’s absolutely possible to use your loss to create a life that’s as good or better than the life you had before without feeling guilty about it. Come learn how you can create it for yourself!
July – “Grief & Your Brain”
Ever wondered what’s going on in your brain during grief? Or maybe, because you don’t know what’s going on in your brain, you’ve questioned your sanity? After Hugo died, I remember wondering why, if I knew he had died, it still felt like he was on a business trip and would come home soon. And why did I keep trying to pick up my phone and text him. Why did it feel like a piece of me had died with him? And then there’s widow fog… why is it so difficult to remember things and think clearly when we never struggled with this before? What can we do to ease this fog? While we have a lot to learn about what happens in the brain during grief, science has come a long way in recent years. In this workshop you’ll learn some of the most important things happening in a widow’s brain during grief and come away feeling more empowered, knowing exactly how we encode love and grief and how to navigate the experience with more ease and grace.
August – “Solo-Parenting in Grief”
Solo-parenting in grief is no joke. Most widowed moms feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and full of self-doubt (and this includes widows with grown children, too).
Those with young children worry about “messing them up” or making the wrong decisions. We hate it when we lose our patience and yell and sometimes we give them whatever they ask for because we feel guilty about all they’ve been through. We wonder whether our children are acting out because of grief or whether their behavior is “normal.”
Those with grown children worry about what our children will think of our choices, sometimes feel a heavy burden of advising them without our spouse or struggle to navigate complicated family dynamics.
If you relate to even one of these challenges, our August workshop will help.
September – “From Stuck to Unstuck: Breaking Free from a Grief Plateau”
Most widows reach a point in grief where we feel stuck. We’re no longer curled up in the fetal position and are past the early days of acute grief, but we’re not feeling as good as we’d hoped. People keep telling us how “strong we are” and how “great we’re doing” but we’re still going through the motions and not really enjoying life.
This is often the point when we feel frustrated and disappointed because we expected things to be better by now. And when we don’t have the right tools, it can be easy to fall into the trap of settling for a life we don’t really love.
In this workshop you’ll learn how to identify when you’re stuck in a Grief Plateau and how to get yourself unstuck and back to loving life instead of just tolerating it.
If you’re not experiencing less joy than you want, are worried that your best days might be behind you or are just tired of feeling stuck, our September workshop will help.
While at the same time not wanting to settle for a “new normal” you didn’t ask for but not knowing what to do about it?
If this sounds familiar, you’re in the right place and the Widows Like Us Monthly Workshop is just what you’ve been looking for.
The Monthly Workshop is an easy way for you to get support and feel better about your future!
You'll receive access to the live Monthly Workshops and recordings for as long as you are a member of the Widows Like Us program.
You’ll have the opportunity to attend one live workshop each month via Zoom. Can’t attend live? Don’t worry… all Monthly Workshops are recorded so you can benefit even when you can’t be there in person.
Along with the Monthly Workshop, you'll receive worksheets you can use to take notes and solidify what you're learning each month. You'll also receive helpful tips via email and bite-sized bits of encouragement throughout the month.
It’s convenient and entirely online so you can participate in a way that works best for you and your busy schedule no matter what time zone you live in.
Not only will you get help from Krista directly during the workshop, but you’ll feel like you got coached even when all you did was watch another participant’s coaching. Participants feel connected, understood and supported.
My partner just died…
Many women join the Monthly Workshop shortly after the loss of their partner. They’re often worried they’ll “do grief wrong” (even though there really is no such thing, we promise) or they’re concerned they’ll get stuck in their grief and not make progress. As long as you’re able to devote 90 minutes to supporting yourself once a month, the Monthly Workshop is a powerful gift to give yourself as early as possible after your loss.
My partner has been gone for years…
One of the most common myths of grief is that “time heals” and this can be incredibly frustrating when time has passed and you still don’t feel better! If you’re tired of watching time pass and not making the progress you’d like, you’re not alone and the Monthly Workshop can help!
I have young children…
Managing your grief while solo parenting and helping your children manage their grief is daunting at best. And while it’s easy to put your own needs aside and focus on your children, it’s a terrible long term strategy. Grief is a marathon, not a sprint and as cliché as it sounds, you must put the oxygen mask on yourself first. The Monthly Workshop will get you headed down the path to more confidence and it’s designed with a busy solo mom’s schedule in mind.
My children are grown…
Once a mom, always a mom. And while the challenges of solo parenting adult children are different from parenting young children, they aren’t necessarily any easier. The Monthly Workshop will help you improve your relationships with family members you care about, regardless of whether they live with you or have children of their own.
The Monthly Workshop is an easy way to get valuable help and tools beyond what most receive in therapy or other group grief groups. All you have to do is show up, follow along for 90 minutes or watch the recording if you can’t attend live.
We get it. Some people just want to talk about how awful it is to be a widow. Our monthly workshops will help you feel more powerful and confident so you can start creating your life instead of just tolerating it.
90 minutes once a month. That’s it!
No, it doesn’t matter if your children are young or grown, you are welcome to participate!
Losing your parter to suicide is complicated and Krista has coached many widows through the nuances of healing after a suicide loss. All losses are welcome.
The Widows Like Us Monthly Workshop was designed for busy moms. That’s why all workshop calls are recorded so you can watch them when it’s convenient for you.
The Monthly Workshop is designed for the woman who isn’t ready for the significant investment of a small group, high touch coaching program (like our premier Mom Goes On 6 month coaching program). And we’ve made the pricing accessible in order to serve more widows.
We are an inclusive community. If you identify as a woman and a widow, you are welcome.
Many widows had relationships that weren’t full of rainbows and daisies. Some were even separated or divorced at the time of their partner’s death. This can make grief and healing more complex. Regardless of the type of the challenges you faced while they were living, this will help!
Then our full 6 month Mom Goes On Coaching program might be a better fit for you. It’s the premier coaching and community experience for widowed moms who are serious about investing in themselves. If you’re looking to invest more than 90 minutes a month so you can get back to loving life quickly and with lots of support from Krista and her team, click here and apply for the full Mom Goes On program.