Grieving is a process with twists and turns rather than a straight line.
Bereavement is a major life stressor. The death of a loved one can have a tremendous impact on the lives of those left behind. There is no timeline for grief and one’s experience can be affected by a variety of factors, including whether or not the bereaved has a support system in place. The journey through grief is different for each person. With understanding and support, most people are able to resolve their feelings and make some sense of their experience over time.
Group counselling can be helpful for those who find solace in the reciprocal sharing of thoughts and feelings, and can be essential to the healing process for many. For many individuals, group therapy can be more beneficial than individual counselling. While it’s true that each individual is unique and may have unique circumstances with their grief and loss, group counselling serves as a reminder that no one is alone in their struggles.
Our organization exists to ensure individuals, families and communities have access to resources and additional supports during their journey of grief.
Hope Heals Grief Group
Our grief groups offer mental health and wellness supports, companionship and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss, and are experiencing the similar challenges that living with grief brings. In a group setting, members have the opportunity to share stories openly without judgement, develop skills to help cope with their grief, and build their own network of supports in our community.
We are currently accepting registrations for our next round of group sessions. Understanding that the holidays can be a particularly tough time for those struggling with the loss of a loved one, we wanted to ensure we provided support right up to the Christmas season.
Beginning with a valuable education session on Tuesday, October 16th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, this additional evening will provide information on grief, grief reactions, the grieving process, and how to support yourself and others through the grief journey. Please feel free to bring a support person with you to our education evening. Our 8 week journey together as a closed group will then take place every Tuesday evening for 2 hour sessions from October 30th - December 18th, 2018.
Being with those who understand the nature of our loss can bring us healing and comfort. Together we create a circle of Hope – a safe place where we can begin to heal.
Tuesdays: October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Caring Hearts, #200-2150 Scarth St., Regina
A $40.00 registration fee is required to secure your spot for this group.
To Register, please call our office or download our registration form HERE