The wonderful thing about technology is that it can bring people together from all over the globe to make it easier for you to find information and support networks in your time of need. The following are some of the tools available to assist you in your healing journey. If you’re still having trouble locating helpful information or finding what you need, contact us to discuss other resources and find a personalized solution to support you on the road to recovery.
Hope Lutheran Support Group: April 2017
Many of us have faced the pain of the loss of a loved one in our lives. How do we cope with this overwhelming experience? Our culture offers a traditional formula, which unfortunately, is not always a very good one. It goes something like this: once the shock has somewhat worn off, hide away your tears, file your memories, and "get over it," steel yourself with a "stiff upper lip" frame of mind and go on with your life as "normal." This approach can actually impede the healing process and lead to physical illness. Additionally, many of us believe in myths about grief which are just not helpful toward our own healing.
We will explore these myths and the many facets of the grieving experience during a Grief Support Group, which will begin on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 2152 W. Graf St. (off of S. 19th Ave).
We will be using a respected resource, Understanding Your Grief by Alan Wolfelt, Director of the Center for Loss and Life.
The first meeting will be informational - we will explore grief issues and provide an outline of expectations for the following 8 group sessions. Dar Ellingson and Kathy Weaver will facilitate the group. If you have any questions or to register in advance, please contact Dar at the church 406-586-5572 or email@example.com.
In collaboration with Hospice of Bozeman Health, the Bozeman Cancer Support Community hosts “Living With Loss” - a weekly grief group facilitated by Jennifer Welton, MSW. This group is open to any family member, caregiver or friend who has lost a loved one within the past year. Held every Wednesday at CSC (102 S 11th Ave) from 5:30 - 7 pm, Katelyn Stewart, organizer. 406-582-1600
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
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Web Healing, the internet’s first interactive grief website, has served the bereaved on the net since 1995. It offers grief discussion boards where men and women can discuss issues related to grief and healing or browse recommended grief books. The site’s originator, Tom Golden, LCSW, is an internationally known psychotherapist, author, and speaker on the topic of healing from loss.
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The Compassionate Friends
Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life-altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process. Through a network of more than 625 chapters with locations in all fifty states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, The Compassionate Friends has been supporting bereaved families after the death of a child for four decades.
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For more than fifty years, AARP has been serving its members and society and creating positive social change. AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service. Here you’ll find articles, discussions, and helpful information on dealing with end of life care, the challenges faced by caregivers, and how to deal with grief after a loss.
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