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Online Grief Support Events & Services

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In an effort to extend our grief support to the virtual environment, we are now offering more online events and services. This is because there are so many grievers who cannot attend in-person services or events due to work schedules, health-related issues or overall logistics.

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WEEKLY EVENTS

Grief & Healing Corner – Every Tuesday. Weekly opportunity to meet influencers from around the Grief & Healing community. Conducted via Facebook Live. Length: 20 – 25 minutes. Cost: Free.

Ever wanted to learn more about what is happening in the world of grief and healing? If so, join us every week on Facebook Live to learn more about many of the current influencers around the Grief & Healing community. This is your opportunity to hear their stories, what helped them to heal and how they have turned their heartache into helping others. Don’t worry if you miss an episode, you can catch up on our You Tube Channel!

Grief Circles – Every Wednesday. Weekly opportunity to meet with other grievers to share loss stories, support and caring. Conducted online over Zoom. Up to 6 attendees. Length: 1-hour. Cost: $10 Donation.

Have you ever suffered a loss in your life? If so you are not alone. There are 40 different life events that can produce the range of emotions we call grief. Unfortunately many of them are not treated as grieving events. This includes divorce, retirement, miscarriage, loss of health, moving, pet loss and many others. I started this group to provide a safe place to share our emotions and begin the healing process. Be willing to share your loss story and show compassion when listening to the loss stories of others. Sign Up

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ONLINE GRIEF RECOVERY SERVICES

Grief Recovery Method Individual Program – For those who want to deal with loss on an individual basis rather than in a group setting. Conducted online over Zoom. Length: 1-hour session for 7 weeks (or more if needed). Sign up for 1-hour FREE initial phone consultation to learn more. 

We provide a safe environment for you to look at your old beliefs about dealing with loss, and provide actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that may still be causing you pain. Materials (included): The Grief Recovery Method® Handbook, The Grief Recovery Method® Handbook for Pet Loss or When Children Grieve Handbook. Sign Up

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ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

The Grief Reiki® Academy – For those who want to learn more about grief, loss and healing in an on-demand format. Conducted online via Teachable. Cost: Free.

We also offer webinars you can watch from the comfort of your home or office anytime. These webinars are on a variety of topics including: Time Doesn’t Heal All Wounds, Healing with Reiki, Dealing with Pet Loss, Beyond the Casserole, Helping Children Grieve and many others. Learn More 

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!

 


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2019 Bereavement Cruise

2019 Bereavement Cruise

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I am proud to announce that I have been chosen to be a speaker on the The Journey’s of Hope Healing & Health 2019 Bereavement Cruise! The Bereavement Cruise is a powerful transformational journey at sea honoring and celebrating the lives of lost loved ones.  It is an opportunity to experience an inspiring continuation of healing that will be shared in a nurturing community of people who are their own grief journeys.

The bereavement cruise provides an opportunity for guests to better understand their grief journey, receive compassionate support and enhance their coping skills. Workshops and activities will take place on the days when the ship is at sea. Small group sessions will be available during the entire cruise. There will be plenty of time to relax, spend time with others, share meals with new friends and much more. Participants will also have time to explore off ship excursions. You choose how you spend your time.

CRUISE INFORMATION

Dates:  March 3 – 10, 2019 (7 Days)

Ship:    Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

Departs: Port Canaveral, FL

Ports: Labadee, Haiti (Private Island); Falmouth, Jamaica; and Cozumel, Mexico

CRUISE HOSTS & PRESENTERS

Presenters will be sharing their time and their compassionate support with guests.  All of the workshops will be suitable for any type of loss. Workshops will continue to be added.

Glen Lord (Cruise Host) from The Grief Toolbox

Linda Findlay (Cruise Host) from Mourning Discoveries

Barbara J. Hopkinson from A Butterfly’s Journey

Diane Speer from Way To Wellness

Herb Knoll from Widowers Support Network

Lynda Cheldelin Fell from Grief Diaries

Mitch Carmody from Heartlight Studios

….and yours truly!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get more information about the Bereavement Cruise?

To get more information about The Journey’s of Hope Healing & Health Program, seminars at sea, on-board sharing sessions and special activities, please call:  Linda Findlay at 315-725-6132 or email LF6643@yahoo.com

What does the cruise fare include?

The cruise fare includes all taxes and fees, activities and entertainment, meals, fitness & relaxation, and accommodations.  Royal Caribbean sets the price for the cruise.  The Journey’s of Hope Healing & Health tries to get the best price available for the cruise at the time the booking is made.

What is the Seminar Fee?

The seminar fee is $300 (per person) and includes all workshops, small group session and activities, including a “Walk to Remember”, A Service of Remembrance, and many more sessions and activities especially planned for you.  All of the events are private and are not available to any quests who are not with the group.

HOW TO REGISTER

How do I make reservations for the Bereavement Cruise?

Reservations can be made HERE.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!


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Grief Educational Program or Bereavement Group?

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As an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist® many people have asked me what the difference is between The Grief Recovery Method® educational program and bereavement groups. Since I have participated in both, I wanted to share my perspective.

BEREAVEMENT GROUPS

After the suicides of two friends, no one seemed to want to talk to me about what happened. Because I REALLY needed to talk about these suicides in order to try and make sense of it all, I finally joined a suicide bereavement group. This group was sponsored by a local Mental Health clinic and facilitated by a licensed clinical social worker. It was a safe place for me to talk to other individuals who had also been through the suicide of someone close to them. I was able to share and express the feelings that I had bottled up inside of me. It was probably the best thing I could have done at the time. I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders after every meeting finished.  Little by little I started to feel better.

Bereavement groups are also offered by churches or synagogues, as well as by funeral homes, hospitals or hospices. They are mostly focused on death, rather than divorce or other losses. They are open to anyone and are sometimes offered on a “drop-in” basis – individuals are welcome to come and go as needed. These groups help individuals to feel less isolated from society while they are grieving. They provide a safe, supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere where grievers can talk to each other about what they’re experiencing. After all, one of the most important aspects for a griever is the need to be heard and not feel alone.  Bereavement groups do just that.

THE GRIEF RECOVERY METHOD® EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM: 

There are other groups that offer a different approach – a structured program aimed at recovery.  One of those is The Grief Recovery Method® educational program which uses a long-established format based on the principles and actions of The Grief Recovery Handbook. Their format offers a structured action plan to help grieving people discover and complete what was left emotionally unfinished as a result of any loss – not just the death of a loved one. It differs from traditional bereavement support groups in several ways. One difference is it is focused exclusively on recovery from grief, rather than primarily being a place for sharing feelings. Another is that the program is presented over a period of weeks and is facilitated by Certified Grief Recovery Specialists®. As part of my grief journey, I found the outreach program to help me recover from the unresolved grief that came as a result of my friends’ suicides, as well as the other loss events in my life – like divorce, moving, miscarriage, etc. It became an opportunity for me to complete these unresolved feelings so that  could move on in my life.

Bottom line is that a bereavement group had wonderful value for me. It helped me as a  griever feel less isolated and have a safe place to express my grief. The Grief Recovery Method® educational program helped me move from my grief to recovery. I found both to be valuable as I moved through my own personal grief journey.

Below is a short video describing The Grief Recovery Method® educational program in more detail.

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Sending you love, comfort and peace!

 


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