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 programs are facilitated by two facilitators who 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 bring 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 those who have experienced the death of a significant person.
The fee for our program is $150.00 which includes all your materials and light refreshments. This money goes toward the expenses incurred to offer this program as we do not receive public funding.
An Intake/Registration Process is required in order to attend one of our Grief Support Group Programs. Our groups are anywhere from 8 – 13 participants. 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; six sessions from 7 – 9pm
Our next program will be offered: June 4 – July 23, 2018. (no session June 25 & July 2). Registration/Intake will begin May 4th.
Kerrisdale (near 41st & Larch)
Tuesday evenings; six sessions from 7 – 9pm
Our next program will be offered: May 8 – June 12, 2018. Registration/Intake will begin April 8th.
Please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive specific information for registering.
If you do not have email access, then you can call us at: 604-696-1060 and leave a message. Please state which Program Location and Date you are interested in attending and our Volunteer Intake Facilitator for that location will contact you within three business days.
If your query is about grief counsellors and other related bereavement resources, please contact the B. C. Bereavement Helpline at: 1-877-779-2223.