For many people grief is a dark and lonely road. Experiencing grief is a process of gradually accepting the unacceptable. It can be difficult and you may be tempted to manipulate the grief to get it out of the way: climb over it, side step it, numb it out, or adopt coping mechanisms to try to get rid of it. This will only get you so far. What we have found in our experience is that the grief isn’t IN the way…it IS the way.
Moving through grief involves getting support and designing your long term roadmap rather than waiting for time to pass. This program includes an educational and psychological component (experiential grief work) that allows you to navigate your unique path in a renewed fashion. By the end of the series, participants will have the following outcomes:
Skills & Ability
accessing new ways to express grief which can allow for an enriched experience
gain new perspectives and insights thereby allowing for the possibility of a new direction
understand how family system dynamics can affect bereavement and the grieving process
contemporary models of grief
wider perspective and context of the spectrum of emotions associated with grief
awareness of emotions that might be hidden i.e. guilt or shame
greater awareness and acceptance of your own unique path through grief and recovery
Format and Logistics
Participation: Adults who have lost someone they love. The group is open to all persons regardless of how recent or long ago it has been since the death of the loved one.