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Understanding Your Grief: Support Group for Women Bereaved by Suicide or Substance Loss

August 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Pre-registration is required! Please email april@ericshouse.org to see if this is the right group for you!

If you have lost someone you love to suicide or substance abuse,  you are most likley experiencing the complicated grief that surrounds this loss. We experience feelings of shame, guilt, anger, blame, shock, and isolation that are difficult to understand.  The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and compassionate space for individuals who have suddenly lost someone they love in a tragic and traumatic way. As a member of this group, you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts, feelings and struggles about your loved one’s death. 

Relationships that we focus on in this group are:

Loss of parent

Loss of a spouse or significant other

Loss of a sibling

Loss of a close friend or family member

We kindly invite you to join our group.  All of the participants are working through a complicated set of emotions. Our groups provide a safe, intimate place to talk about your feelings and honor your loved one who passed. 

Everyone grieves and mourns differently, but there are some steps along the way that we all must encounter.  Our group will discuss these needs so that you are able to navigate your thoughts, feelings, and emotions, one day at a time.  

Need 1: Acknowledging the reality of death.

Need 2: Embracing the pain of loss.

Need 3: Remembering the person who died.

Need 4: Developing a new self-identity.

Need 5: Searching for meaning.

Need 6: Receiving ongoing support from others. 

If you have participated in previous groups and have the book “Understanding your Grief” by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, please use the following code when registering “HEARTFUL

This group is facilitated by April Boyden.

About April:  April is a Spiritual Companion, Interfaith Chaplain, and an Art as Intuition Facilitator. April has served as a Hospital and Hospice Chaplain for more than 30 years. Certified as a Spiritual Companion in 1999, she has more recently continued her studies at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, California, where she expanded her love and knowledge of spiritual practices of the world’s many and diverse faith paths. April is also a Grief Companion at EricsHouse and is certified in Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s grief companioning model of grief support. She offers compassionate, loving support to many people who are struggling with their losses.

This group is limited to 12 people and will run for 9 weeks on Monday, August 2nd. Sessions will be held VIRTUALLY on a bi-weekly basis from 5:30 pm MST.

Monday, August 2nd- 5:30 pm AZ Time/MST  (7:30 pm EST, 4:30 PST)

*Daylight Savings Time begins on November 7, 2021. The following sessions will be held at 5:30 pm AZ Time/MST (8:30 pm EST, 6:30 pm PST)*

Session Dates: 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22

Monday, August 2 at 5:30 pm AZ Time (8:30 pm EST, 5:30 PST)

Monday, August 16 at 5:30 pm AZ Time (8:30 pm EST, 5:30 PST)

Monday, August 30 at 5:30 pm AZ Time (8:30 pm EST, 5:30 PST)

Monday, September 13 at 5:30 pm AZ Time (8:30 pm EST, 5:30 PST)

Monday, September 27 at 5:30 pm AZ Time (8:30 pm EST, 5:30 PST)

Monday, October 11 at 5:30 pm AZ Time (8:30 pm EST, 5:30 PST)

Tuesday, November 8 at 5:30 pm AZ Time (7:30 pm EST, 4:30 pm PST)

Tuesday, November 22 at 5:30 pm AZ Time (7:30 pm EST, 4:30 pm PST)

The program will focus on the Six Needs of Mourning developed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt.

Need 1: Acknowledging the reality of death.

Need 2: Embracing the pain of loss.

Need 3: Remembering the person who died.

Need 4: Developing a new self-identity.

Need 5: Searching for meaning.

Need 6: Receiving ongoing support from others. 

There is a $45.00 charge for this group. Scholarships are available. 

If you have participated in previous groups and have the book “Understanding your Grief” by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, please use the following code when registering “HEARTFUL

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please email April at april@ericshouse.org  to determine if this is the right group for you. Once you are pre-registered, you will receive a link to complete your registration. 

April

Details

Date:
August 2
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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