Are you hurting from the death of a loved one? How do you heal the deep hurt of such a loss? How do you begin to rebuild your life? Why does it seem that so many other people don't understand how you feel?
Through a series of video seminars you'll learn valuable information that will help you see more clearly how a loss can affect you over a period of time and how the Lord can bring healing.
Grief is too big a burden to carry alone; we would love to help you along your journey to wholeness.
- When: Sundays (new session starts Sunday, September 10)
- Where: Youth Auditorium
- Time: 1-3 PM
- Cost: $20 (includes materials), $25 for Growing Seasons
- Individual groups are available for: loss of child, spouse, and/or parent
- Sorry, childcare no longer available
- Now offering: Growing Seasons for children 4-12 to help children cope with the death of someone close, as well as separate groups for teens struggling with the loss of a loved one.
You are welcome to begin attending the group at any session.
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:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Workbook-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.
BEING A PART OF A GRIEFSHARE GRIEF RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP
I’ve never been to a support group like this before. I don’t know what to expect.
Most people quickly feel comfortable and accepted in their GriefShare group. They discover there are others who have the same kind of feelings they do-and who understand the hurt they feel and the loss they have experienced. Here is an overview of the GriefShare experience:
- You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to GriefShare the first time.
- You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions and painful experiences.
- You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences.
- You’ll have a workbook for personal study and to write down things you’ve learned.
- You’ll begin to gain closure in your loss.
- You’ll become part of a family.
- You’ll discover hope for the future.
The leadership team for GriefShare consistsof people who understand how you feeland have a real concern for individuals experiencing the grief of loss. Most GriefShare leaders have experienced significant lossesin their lives and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur as an outgrowth of deep grief.
Call Linda at 623.878.1709