Sunday, January 31, 2010

Why a Grief Group?

The death of a loved one is a powerful and emotional experience. It can shatter life as we used to know it. Three elements that seem to assist in recovering from the devastating effects of the death of a loved one are:
*gathering relevant information
*talking to others about your loss
*listening to others who have had similar experiences.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Join our Grief Groups

Shakespeare said: Our lives are shaped by those who leave as much as by those who remain. Everyone we have trully loved is a part of us. He who lacks time to mourn lacks time to mend.

Our Grief Gatherings still have openings for you to join us this Thursday, February 4 at our office: 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah. Two groups have just started: Adult Grief Group for the Death of a Loved One: 6:45 - 8:00 ($190/10 week session); Adult Grief Group for the Death of a Loved One (Suicide): 5:15 - 6:30.

Groups include Dr. Alan Wolfelt's book and journal.

Out of loss can come hope; not from forgetting or letting go of love, but through sharing with others.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A friend in Grief

As Henri Nouwen states: When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cure, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement. Who can tolerate not-knowing not-curing not-healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness. That is the Friend who Cares.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grief Gatherings

Since the beginning of time, people have come together in times of grief to help one another. Grief Support Groups provide an opportunity for this kind of help and support. Join us --
10-week groups to begin Thursday, January 28, 2010 at Resilient Solutions, Inc., 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah. Two groups will be offered:
Adult Group for Death of a Loved One, Thursdays 6:45 - 8:00 PM
Adult Group for Death of a Loved One (Suicide), Thursdays 5:25 - 6:30 PM

To register for a group, contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or email at:

Within each of us is the capacity to heal, and in any given moment we do the best that we can.