Grief Support Group

Grief Support Group

Grief Support Group – Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

GriefShare – 13 Week Program
Location: Old St. Mary Parish Office, 835 N Milwaukee St
Tuesday, March 21–June 20 (No Meeting on April 11)
6:00 – 8:00 pm

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives, but your grief continues, and you feel alone.

Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group will be led by caring people who have the experienced grief and successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.

What to expect: GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey thought grief. There are three key parts to your GriefShare experience:
Video Seminar – Encouraging, information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts.
Support group – Small group discussion about the weekly video content
Workbook – Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics
$20.00 for the cost of the workbook. Scholarships are available.

If you have questions or wish to register for the next grief support group, please contact Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care at 414-469-6173 or Registration is required so we can plan accordingly.

Weekly Seminar Topics
Week One: March 21 – Is This Normal
Week Two: March 28 – Challenges of Grief
Week Three: April 4 – The Journey of Grief Part 1
No Meeting: Tuesday April 11
Week Four: April 18 – The Journey of Grief Part 2
Week Five: April 25 – Grief & Your Relationships
Week Six: May 2 – Why?
Week Seven: May 9 – Guilt & Anger
Week Eight: May 16 – Complicating Factors
Week Nine: May 23 – Stuck
Week Ten: May 30 – Lesson of Grief – Part 1
Week Eleven: June 6 – Lesson of Grief – Part 2
Week Twelve: June 13 – Heaven
Week Thirteen: June 20 – What Do I Live for Now?