Wave Riders – Fall 2022

October 4, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm

Event Details

Wave Riders is a special group designed for children 5-9 years old who are struggling with grief, loss, or unexpected life changes.

Kids commonly experience grief around things like the death of a loved one or beloved pet, incarceration of a family member, divorce/custody issues, or loss of an important friendship. Therapists sometimes refer to the practice of acknowledging and honoring challenging emotions as “riding the wave”.

It can be helpful to understand that some emotions are bigger and last longer than others, but they don’t last forever. With practice and skill, we can learn to face the wave of emotion instead of trying to fight back against feelings that seem overwhelming and may overtake us. The Wave Riders group will practice noticing their individual emotions, acknowledging them, and collectively identifying strategies that help them “Ride the Wave” in a safe, healthy way.

Wave Riders is facilitated by two therapists and will be held at the Encompass Child Development Center. Sessions begin on Tuesday, September 27, and run weekly through November 15.

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wave-riders-fall-2022-tickets-412489496187

*Groups are limited to ten kids per session.

For more information, contact Megan Walsh at megan.walsh@encompassnw.org.

*Group therapy sessions will be billed to insurance when appropriate. Copays may apply.


Wave Riders is supported by Grant No. 2019-V2-GX-0034 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice. Grant funds are administered by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy, Washington State Department of COMMERCE.


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