It Hurts To Lose Someone. Find Help at GriefShare

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. This program is being held Mondays, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in St. Timothy’s Hall, 2320 Prospect Rd., Hatchet Lake (just 10 minutes from the Armdale Roundabout) starting Oct. 3rd.

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. Free. Open to anyone.

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Rev. Lisa G. Vaughn
Anglican Parish of
St. Timothy, Hatchet Lake,
& St. Paul, Terence Bay
2320 Prospect Rd.,
Hatchet Lake, N.S.
B3T 1S9
852-4580
lgvaughn@eastlink.ca

“A Friendly Place in the Family of God”

GriefShare Schedule & Topics                                      Autumn 2011

Tuesdays – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.     In the Hall

October 3, 2011 Session 1 Living With Grief
October 10, 2011 Thanksgiving NO SESSION
October 17, 2011 Session 2 The Journey Of Grief
October 24, 2011 Session 3 The Effects Of Grief
October 31, 2011 Session 4 When Your Spouse Dies
November 7, 2011 Session 5 Your Family and Grief
November 14, 2011 Session 6 Why?
November 21, 2011 Session 7 The Uniqueness of Grief Pt 1
November 28, 2011 Session 8 The Uniqueness of Grief Pt 2
December 5, 2011 Session 9 God’s Prescription For Grief
December 12, 2011 Session 10 Stuck in Grief
December 19, 2011 Session 11 Top Twenty Lessions of Grief Pt 1
January 2, 2012 Session 12 Top Twenty Lessions of Grief Pt 2
January 9, 2012 Session 13 Heaven

 GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

How GriefShare Works – It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

Video Seminar with Experts – Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments and on-location video.

Support Group Discussion with Focus – After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.

Resourcebook-based Personal Study and Reflection – During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.

When to Join a GriefShare Group – You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.

Who Should Come. Who Should Not. – GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a loved one. Many other life situations bring deep grief, such as separation and divorce, a loved one who is dying, estrangement, loss of a loved one to a cult, loss of custody of a child through divorce and more. If you are struggling with a loss NOT due to a death, GriefShare is NOT designed to meet your grief needs for healing. We encourage you to ask your pastor or a church leader for guidance in finding a support group or counselor.

 

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