GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't have to go through the grieving process alone.
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you've never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Group meetings have three distinct elements.
- Video seminar with experts. These videos feature top experts on grief and recovery subjects.
- Support group discussion with focus. after viewing the video, you and other group members will spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week's video and what is going on in your lives.
- Personal study and reflection throughout the week using your workbook is designed to help you further understand the grief process and help sort your your emotions. You will spend time in your support group discussing the questions from your workbook.
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be specific help in your situation. You are welcome to begin attending GriefShare at any session. Each is "self-contained," so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you have not seen.