Monday, July 18, 2011

Fall Grief Groups

Our Summer grief groups will finish in a couple weeks.  Lasting friendships have been made, support and knowing that someone can understand your grief has been felt, sharing about loved ones, crying and yes, much laughter is in our groups. 

Fall Grief and Loss Groups (12-weeks, $175) will begin the week of September 12th.    Some people join our groups, some find it helpful to meet individually as well as join a group, others find meeting individually is what is helpful.  Our grief is unique.  Contact Becky Andrews, 801.259.3883 or email: for details.
"All those years I fell for the great palace lie that grief should be gotten over as quickly as possible and as privately.  But what I've discovered since is that the lifelong fear of grief keeps us in a barren, isolated place and that only grieving can heal grief; the passage of time will lessen the acuteness, but time alone, without the direct experience of grief, will not heal it ... we are in a world of grief, and it is at once intolerable and a great opportunity.  I'm pretty sure that it is only by experiencing that ocean of sadness in a naked and immediate way that we come to be healed -- which is to say, that we come to experience life with a real sense of presences and spaciousness and peace."  Annie Lamott, Traveling Mercies

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