A SUPPORT GROUP THAT HELPS PEOPLE HEAL FROM THE PAIN OF GRIEF.
What’s next after the memorial service? For many people who have lost loved ones, the feelings of loss only get worse. The mourning continues or gets covered up in unhelpful ways.
Goshen Christian Reformed Church is sponsoring a program called GriefShare – it’s a national program that helps people heal from the pain of grief. The program features valuable video teaching from experts and experienced councilors as well as a workbook to help each person work through their own story and a group of people in similar situations to talk with.
We're planning another group to start soon for 13 sessions on (cost is 10$ for workbook)
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.
“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”
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 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.
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.
See https://www.GriefShare.org/About for more information