GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP PROGRAMS
Our groups are structured in such a way that participants are able to meet once a week, for six weeks. Each of our sessions begins with information about the grieving process and how it affects us physically and emotionally. Participants are invited to gather in small groups to discuss their experiences regarding the topics presented. No person is obliged to speak, and all are advised that everything shared in the sessions remains strictly confidential. We create a safe environment that allows participants to explore their shock, pain, sadness, guilt and regrets and to discover that others also share these emotions.
Our groups are facilitated by two facilitators – professionals who have a background in counselling, healthcare or related industries. They have received training and practical experience in the area of grief work. They come to this work because of their own losses and paths of healing, and their energy and compassion to help others on this journey as well.
Our Grief Support Group Programs are set up with a three-pronged approach:
- To receive practical information and tools to help you cope with your loss.
- A chance to connect with others who are also struggling and who ‘get it’.
- A process-oriented approach that includes week-to-week practices (Heart-work) to help you with your healing journey.
Our programs are non-religious and open to anyone who has experienced a loss through the death of a significant person.
We have a fee for our program, which includes all your materials and light refreshments.
An Intake/Registration Process is required in order to attend one of our Grief Support Group Programs. We close the group after the first session and do not allow drop-ins. We do this in order to promote an environment of safety, trust and consistency.
Downtown Vancouver (Georgia & Burrard)
Monday evenings 7 – 9pm
Our next program will be offered: October 16 – November 27 (no session Nov 13)
We will begin registration for this program September 20, 2017.
Kerrisdale (near 41st & Larch)
Tuesday evenings 7 – 9pm
Our next program will be offered: October 10 – November 14, 2017
We will begin registration for this program September 10, 2017.