Bereaved Dad Offers Hope, Compassion, Understanding

A BEREAVED DAD REACHES OUT TO OTHERS THROUGH HIS MUSIC AND WORDS

ALAN AND DENISE PEDERSEN

Angels Across The USA Tour Event
Hosted ByThe Compassionate Friends
East Of The River CT Chapter
September 7, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites
1432 Pleasant Valley Rd
Manchester, CT

When I think of Alan and Denise Howard Pedersen and The Angels Across The USA Tour, I think of sipping hot chocolate, wrapped up in a warm fuzzy blanket on a frigid winter’s night, howling winds attempting to rattle the windows, but feeling safe and protected inside.  Alan and Denise tour theUnited States providing caring, compassion, love and understanding to the bereaved.

On Friday September 7, at 7:00 Alan and Denise will be making an appearance for the TCF East Of The River CT Chapter  at the Hampton Inn & Suites, in Manchester, CT. 

Alan’s presentation features a mix of humor and straight-from-the-heart talk with songs about love and loss.  In October of 2010 Alan and Denise helped us recognize the opening of our newly founded chapter with an evening of song and stories.  Those attending left with the feeling of having been hugged all night.

Said one dad,
“It wasn’t even just his music, though the music is beyond great.  It was the words in between the songs.  I guess I knew that they were grief counselors, but I didn’t realize how much one evening could help me so much, just listening to Alan and everything he shared.”

From a newly bereaved mom:
“Alan sang to my soul.  It is like he looked inside of me and told me that as much as it hurts and it is going to hurt, that somehow, someday, in a different way, it will be ok.”

I know that for me, what Alan shared from his own grief experience after the loss of his own beloved daughter Ashley, and his music, opened a door for me that I needed to go through in order to keep my sanity and (and I am not sure how to explain this…) return to loving Robyn in a gentler, warmer way.

This event or any of the other Angel Across The USA events can make a “better” difference in your life.  Over and over, I have heard Alan quoted and paraphrased by so many who attended our 2010 event.

“When asked how long will you grieve, Alan’s response was perfect:  As long as she is dead.”

“I am her dad, for not as long as she lived, but as long as I do.”

 Alan not only gives the bereaved permission to grieve, and even encourages the necessity of grief, but provides a safe place to smile and laugh, and remember with gentleness.♥
~Bettie-Jeanne,
Forever RobynApril’s mom 

 DETAILS

PRE-REGISTRATION
BECAUSE OF LIMITED SPACE PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Seating is limited to the first 40 who register.
Confirmation emails will be sent within 24 hours of registration.
In the event that we need to relocate the event every attempt will be made to contact all those who have registered, so please make sure to double check your contact information.

Is the EVENT LIMITED TO BEREAVED PARENTS AND SIBLINGS?
(Because the songs and conversation is centered around bereavement, grief, and healing, it may not be appropriate for young children with short attention spans who may become disruptive.  Please use good judgment in bringing children. )

Though Alan, Denise are both bereaved parents, Alan’s events are NOT LIMITED TO BEREAVED PARENTS.  Anyone who has experienced grief or experiences grief from the loss of a loved one will find both Alan’s music and the words spoken between the songs encouraging and compassionate.
To learn more about Alan and Denise, The Angels Across the USA Tour, or to receive their FREE Grief and Beyond  Newsletter, visit their site  at
Angels Across The USA or on Facebook 

HOW MUCH TO ATTEND?
Courtesy of The Compassionate Friends East Of The River CT Chapter, the event is free to all those attending.  Donations will be accepted, separately, for both the East Of The River CT Chapter and the Angels Across the USA Tour.

Alan and Denise will have CDs and other Angels’ merchandise available for purchase.  ♥

OTHER AUTUMN CONNECTICUT DATES

Alan will also be in
Monroe  Connecticut~  13 September
Appearing for THE TONY BROWN FOUNDATION:
Edith Wheeler Library
733 Monroe Tpke  Monroe Ct

Stamford, Connecticut  The Compassionate Friends ~17 September
7:00-10:00
Tully Health Center
32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford, CT

FOR OTHER REGIONAL AND NATIONAL APPEARANCES VISIT
ANGELS ACROSS THE USA EVENTS CALENDAR 

 

 

Proactively Grieving Helps Heart and Mind !

A Day With Mitch and Alan Flyer

Greetings My Compassionate Families

If you have ever felt overwhelming grief and wondered
HOW
IF
WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO
MAKE IT THROUGH TO EVEN  ONE MORE DAY
Then Attending
A DAY WITH MITCH AND ALAN
is a Gentle Gift to Give Yourself.The Event is being hosted by THE TONY BROWN FOUNDATION

~represented by  Anne Castaldo, our friend, fellow bereaved mom, Forever Tony’s mother and the founder of The Tony Brown Foundation ~
in Shelton, CT on April 21, 2012.
There is a cut off day of pre-registration by April 1 to receive a special fee of $20.00 per person.I KNOW Mitch and Alan.

They are my friends
and Mitch is actually a member of our Advisory Board ~ the only non-Connecticut person that we invited to our Board.
Each of these men are amazing in their separate workshops, but together, their energy is so strong, so powerful, so profoundly deep that you will be promised a day that will impact you in ways that you can not yet imagine.
Their friendship forged through the loss of their children, Ashley and Kelly.
Mitch is also a bereaved sibling, having experienced the death of his twin sister who left the plane in a horrific car accident.
Mitch and Alan live what they bring to their guests in the gathering.
You can trust these dads.
They “get” deep loss.
They live it…..
AND they CAN HELP YOU.
This event is NOT  only for those who have lost a child, grandchild or sibling,
but for anyone dealing with grief and loss in life.
Bring yourself.
Bring a Friend.
But GO.
Do This for yourself.
Save the date.
Register NOW.
Registration is limited.
Sending hugs to all,
~Bettie-Jeanne,
Forever RobyApril’s Mom