Grief Support Group
- Thursday, September 28, 2017
- 6:30PM - 8:30PM
- Sunrise Community Church 3303-37 Street NW
Date: Thursdays, September 28, 2017 - November 23, 2017 (no meeting October 19)
Location: Sunrise Community Church (3303-37 Street, Edmonton)
Facilitators: Janelda Cornfield, Parish Nurse; Dora Lee, Bereavement Peer Support
Registration: For more information or to register, please contact:
Cost: $20.00 per person (payable by cheque or cash at first session)
Limit: Minimum of 3 participants to a maximum of 8
Purpose: This is an 8 week, closed group focussing on various losses due to death. Adults who have experienced the death of a family member or friend are invited to join. The purpose of this group is to provide support, enabling participants to tell their stories in a safe, trusting environment, to provide practical education on coping, using experiential activities and to provide handouts and resources on grief. The group will be run from a a faith-based, Christian perspective.
Model: Week 1-3: Exploratin of my loss/Nature of my relationship to the deceased
Week 4-5: Where am I now in my healing:
Week 6-7: My vision for the future
Week 8: Closing/Celebration
STATEMENT OF OVERALL IMPRESSION:
So grateful to Janelda and Dora for their devotion, time and genuine compassion in offering the Sunrise grief support group. Over the past 8 weeks they have walked me through and helped me to understand the grieving process, by offering a very safe and comforting setting with beneficial healing activities.
Grief Support Group Member, November, 2016
I appreciated this group so much. It has been 14 years since I lost my mom and in this group I was safe to talk about it, cry about it and share my heart, it didn't matter how long its been. I looked forward to the group each week, it was so good to have a safe place to come to where I could honestly face my grief. Janelda and Dora are wonderful, I would recommend this support group to anyone who has experienced loss.
Grief Support Group Member, April, 2017