I facilitate and also collaborate with other colleagues trained in our respective fields to offer therapeutic and skills-based groups. Group offerings are updated regularly. Please continue to check back for more information.
Mindfulness in Grief Support Group
This eight-week bereavement group is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one and wishes to explore mindfulness practice to help navigate their grief process, coping skills, and resulting life changes. The group is process-oriented and contemplative in nature; focusing on integrating grief education with mindfulness-based activities related to awareness, intentionality, self-compassion, meaning-making reconstruction, and transformation through post-traumatic growth.
Dates: Dates TBD, including a half-day silent retreat.
As a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist ®, I offer Grief Recovery Support Groups. For more information, please see our page "The Grief Recovery Method" www.pawstoconnect.com/grief-recovery-method/
The group is offered in two formats:
- The Grief Support Group (8-week closed group, using The Grief Recovery Handbook).You will be with other grievers in a safe, compassionate, supportive space. This group explores, processes, and integrates specific activities to help you work through your specific loss or losses. (Date TBD)
- The Pet Loss Support Group (6-week closed group, using The Grief Recovery Handbook for Pet Loss). You will be with other grievers who have experienced the loss of their beloved animal(s) within a safe, compassionate, and supportive space. This group explores, processes, and integrates specific activities to help you work through the loss of your pet(s). (Date TBD)
"Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. It comes from gratitude for what's good in our lives and from leaning in. It comes from analyzing how we process grief and from simply accepting that grief. Sometimes we have less control than we think. Other times we have more.
I learned that when life pulls you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface, and breathe again."
- Sheryl Sandberg