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Finding Your Way Through the Wilderness of Grief: Virtual Support Group for Men

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

PRE-REGISTRATION is required! To see if is this is the right group for you please contact Greg via email at greg@ericshouse.org or or call 480-734-3423.

The masculine griever faces tough challenges. A man’s grief defies all the cultural norms we subject ourselves to:  don’t cry, man up, move on . . . but it’s not that easy.  We must first acknowledge that, while it’s possible that we could get through great loss on our own, it’s difficult to do it alone.  The odds of success go way up with good support.  

Whether you’ve lost a child, sibling, parent, or close friend, EricsHouse Men’s Groups create a safe space where you can risk sharing your loss and pain in the presence of other men who have their own deep personal experiences of loss – who will not judge you, presume to ‘fix’ you, invade you, or abandon you. 

This Men’s Group focuses on the challenge of integrating your loss to define a new version of yourself, find meaning and purpose, and receive and give support to others.  We are forever changed by our losses, but we have choices in how we change and who we will become.  We will listen to, learn from, and support one another on our individual journeys of discovery to find hope and healing after our losses.

“Finding Our Way” is a 9 week group limited to 12 members.  It is co-facilitated by Greg Eckerman and Ken Slesarik. Meetings will be virtual.  We will follow The Wilderness of Grief – Finding Your Way, by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D.  This support group meets weekly on Tuesday at 6 PM MST (8:00 PM EST – 5:00 PM PST). Sessions begin on February 8th and end on April 5th.

Session Dates:

  • February 8
  • February 15 
  • February 22
  • March 1 
  • March 8  *Daylight savings time begins on Sunday, March 13th. 
  • March 15  
  • March 22
  • March 29
  • April 5

We welcome new and previous Men’s Group members. If you have suffered these tragic losses and are struggling to figure out how to survive,  please contact Greg via email at greg@ericshouse.org or call 480-734-3423. Pre-registration is required! Once you have joined the group you will receive a book and journal. There is a $45.00 charge to cover the cost of materials.  Scholarships are available.

Greg lost his stepson, Eric, to suicide in February, 2016.  He is a co-founder of EricsHouse, has facilitated or co-facilitated all EricsHouse Men’s Groups, and is an EricsHouse Grief Companion.

Ken lost his son, Kenny, to an accidental fentanyl overdose in December, 2019.  He is a Special Needs Teacher, children’s poet and author, and an Associate Grief Specialist at EricsHouse.

Details

Date:
February 8
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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