Friday, December 27, 2013

Winter Grief Groups. Bountiful, Utah

Mom's Group - for those who have had a child die.  Mondays, 1:45 - 3:00.  Open Group - meets every other week - next group Monday, January 6.  Contact Becky Andrews, LCMHC, 801.259.3883 or email: for details.  ($20/group).

Evening Grief Group for those who have had a loved one die from Suicide - 8-week group, $150; Begins January 8th 5:30 - 6:45.  Contact Melanie Holt, ACMHC, 801.718.9840 to join.

Evening Grief Group for those who have had a spouse die - 8-week group, $150; begins January 8th 7:00 - 8:15.  Contact Melanie Holt, ACMHC, 801.718.9840 to join.

Day Grief Group for those experiencing the loss of a loved one.  Next group to begin Tuesday, January 14th, 11:45 - 1 PM.  Contact Becky Andrews, LCMHC at 801.259.3883.

Teen Grief Group - Contact Melanie Holt or Becky Andrews for details on the next group.

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

Becky and Melanie are licensed therapists specializing in grief and loss.

Groups are located at Resilient Solutions, Inc., 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Power of Empathy

This is a great clip:  Looking at Empathy & Sympathy

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. - Henry James

Quotes on Kindness, Love, Service this holiday season on our Facebook Page - Like us at Resilient Solutions, Inc.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Just Listen

Just Listen

 "I suspect that the most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention. And especially if it's given from the heart. When people are talking, there's no need to do anything but receive them. Just take them in. Listen to what they're saying. Care about it. Most times caring about it is even more important than understanding it. Most of us don't value ourselves or our love enough to know this. It has taken me a long time to believe in the power of simply sayig "I'm so sorry," when someone is in pain. And meaning it.
One of my patients told me that when she tried to tell her story people often interrupted to tell her that they once had something just like that happen to them. Subtly her pain became a story about themselves. Eventually she stopped talking to most people. It was just too lonely.
I have even learned to respond to someone crying by just listening. In the old old days I used to reach for the tissues, until I realized that passing a person a tissue may be just another way to shut them down, to take them out of their experience of sadness and grief. Now I just listen. When they have cried all they need to cry, they find me there with them.
This simple thing has not been that easy to learn. I thought people listened only because they were too timid to speak or did not know the answer. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well intentioned words." 
--Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The Black Dog of Depression

If you haven't seen this, you might find this analogy of depression of  The Black Dog helpful.

If you are in our area and are experiencing depression, please contact one of our therapists to help you through this difficult time.

Love. Grief & the holidays

Here is a nice holiday clip on the holidays, grief and celebrating those you love.  Please share:  our Grief and the Holidays Dinner is coming up for those who have had a loved one die from suicide:  December 18th, 5:30 - 6:45 and 7:00 - 8:30 for those who have had their spouse die.  ($20 for dinner and the group).  To join us contact Melanie Holt, ACMHC at 801.817.9840 or email:

Monday, December 9, 2013

Belonging starts with self-acceptance

The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect. When we don't have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for the worthiness we already possess.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Grief and the Holidays Gatherings

Join us for one of our annual luncheons/dinners of love, support, and food with others who are grieving led by licensed therapists, Becky Andrews, LCMHC and Melanie Holt, ACMHC.

1:00 - 3:00 PM 
for those who have had a loved one die 
To reserve your spot call Becky at 801.259.3883 or email: by Friday, December 6th.

5:30 - 6:45
for those who have had a loved one die from suicide

7:00 - 8:15
for those who have had their spouse die
To reserve your spot for the evening groups, call Melanie Holt at 801.718.9840 or email: by Monday, December 16th.

 1355 N. Main, Ste., 3 Bountiful, UT 
($20 for luncheon or dinner) 

This can make a wonderful gift for someone you know who is grieving.