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Grief Processing Group

Educate and assist client's in expressing their grief as well as bonding and growing with others.

  • Ended
  • 50 US dollars
  • Westbend Location

Service Description

Grief Processing Group Objective: To educate and assist participants in expressing their grief as well as bonding and growing with other participants. Get a better understanding of authentic living and cultivating hope as they move to incorporating their loss in their life. Session 1 The “Mess” of Grief -Introductions, sharing of the loss and differentiating grief vs bereavement -Grief Cycle-education about the “stages” and how messy they are and out of order (activity of “the tangled ball of emotions”) -Secondary losses “The Ripple Effect” -15 min TedTalk shown from Nora McInerny (We don’t “move on” from grief. We move forward.) Open discussion until the close of session. Session 2 Your Grief is Unique -Types of Grief (complicated, chronic, delayed, etc) -Grief Symptoms-physical and emotional manifestation and how to manage with self care -Examining your relationship with grief and expression (culturally, familial, etc) -Examining your relationship with the deceased (“Pieces of the Bye” activity) Session 3 The Concept of Hope -What does it mean to have it? -Partner activity; the connection between hope and grieving -Group activity: why we have hope, ways to bring more hope into our lives -What I hope for you (group members will share what their hopes are for one another) Session 4 Growing Around Your Grief -Opening activity: Sketch or write about how you expected your grief to progress with how it is actually unfolding for you. Discussion to follow. -The year of “firsts” and why this feels the most painful in our journey -Self affirmation and compassion tips -The Subject of Forgiveness -Honoring our loss and the deceased (rituals, observances, etc) Participants may bring a photo, memento, song, etc to share with the group. If time permits, a brief activity of creating a beaded bracelet of remembrance in honor of their loved one that they can take home. Feedback forms provided for participants at the end of the group cycle.


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us atleast 24 hours in advance before your session start time.


Contact Details

  • 1751 River Run ste 200, Fort Worth, TX, USA

    (817) 361-4545

    familymatters@familymatterscounselingcenter.com


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