Shallowford Family Counseling Center is partnering with GriefShare to offer a 13-week grief support group for those in need. We understand that after the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced loss and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.
Next GriefShare – 13 Week Program
Monday, September 17, 2018 through December 17, 2018
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Conference Room B
The program consists of watching a 30 to 45 minute video, followed by the opportunity to discuss what you saw or felt. The workbook, entitled “From Mourning to Joy” is provided to follow up with exercises that can be done during the week between meetings. There is a one time $20 charge for the workbook. Those of you who already have a workbook don’t need to pay again but are encouraged to bring your workbook each week to take notes. If you are unable to attend all of the meetings, you can come to those which work in your schedule and come to meetings in future cycles if you wish. Repeaters are welcome and tend to hear different helpful information each time.
GriefShare is a network of 12,000+ churches worldwide equipped to offer grief support groups. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief.
What to Expect
GriefShare is a support group that meets at Shallowford Presbyterian Church. You will find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief. There are three key parts to your GriefShare experience:
- Video Seminar – Encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts
- Support Group – Small group discussion about the weekly video content
- Workbook – Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics
Each week, your group will come together to discuss a variety of topics that will help you to grieve in a way that will allow for peace.
- Is this normal?
- Challenges of grief
- The Journey of Grief, Part I & II
- Grief and your relationships
- Guilt and Anger
- Complicating Factors
- Lessons of Grief, Part I & II
- What do I live for now?
If you have any questions, please email Laura Jernigan.