Grief & Spiritual Care
GRIEF RECOVERY® SUPPORT GROUPS
Join Anne, Esther as Lead, & Jeff
- A Grief-Recovery Specialists' Team
- Co-Grievers with you
- Seasoned by Personal Losses & School of Life lessons
- With Professional credentials to lead you through
8 two-hour Sessions
Questions & To Register: Call /Text
Jeff 705 493 9784 + Facebook: Grief and Spiritual Care
Esther 249 991 0035 + Facebook: Grieve Out Loud
Anne (bilingual) [email protected]
I collapsed at 42, not knowing my own grief from incompletely recognized and un-communicated feelings. At that time I was what I'd now call (with humour) "male challenged". I was a human doing, not a human BEing.
My recent losses have included a primary work role, then employment, followed by loss of Mom, a male best friend of 25 years, and then, toughest one of all --- my Best Friend -Wife - Life Partner. That followed immediately by my Dad, my home, and much much more.... We each have a story. Yet, I am still standing. I live with loss.
Phrases I coined to guide myself evolved, as I learned to be:
"Ok, except when I was not";
to not know "if I was coming or going: so just do both";
and how to be "strong enough to be weak" ( = vulnerable).
What I want to convey is this: today, I am remarkably recovered feel alive, despite, through, and because of it all. I was able to be open to my grieving. And, I continue to accompany others through all of theirs. It is a passion.
I am a Chaplain. I have a lifetime professionally assisting others in psychiatric & general hospitals, correctional settings, and previously in churches, and currently in the community as well as back in a hospital.
I realized that my primary passion was for grief care in all of its forms. I always noticed it and named it for others, and then for myself!
Society often rushes us or wants us to skip the process. Itmay not know how to deal with it . Resources may be limited.
Grief Recovery is structured, clear, methodical, evidence-based, and most importantly, available! It helped me through mind bending losses, and became an effective primary tool to help others through their waves of crazy-making, soul wrenching, spirit crushing life changing losses and events.
My Life Learnings:
- Kindergarten (how to share)
- Sociology ( People & Culture)
- Master of Divinity (God talk)
- Institute for Black Catholic Studies (Sing & Move Spirituality)
- Clinical Pastoral Education ( Professional spiritual healthcare)
Post Kindergarten and the School of Life:
Grief Recovery Method deepened my ability to BE OPEN and SHARE & TALK about feelings, and accompany people to the DEPTHS of their pain.... and onward from sheer survival to feeling alive again through both the pain-tears and a joy-laughter. Don't do it all alone. I tried that. Check it out. www.griefrecoverymethod.com
8 two hour sessions (in person or sometimes online).
One to one: online, telephone, and other creative ways (car to car; outdoors, and more).
Despite covid challenges some choose smaller celebrations with a "rep" group
and ZOOM it to others. Some marry now and have a larger gatthering later in time.
We are open to try things.
MEMORIALS & CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE.
We recently celebrated online via ZOOM.
Graveside services, Memorials, along with Online Services can be imagined for most any location.
Contact me with your questions:
705 493 9784 with text
(Or use CONTACT button near top of page ---- right of "HOME" button).
* * Covid Protocols required:
• come with no symptoms
certificates of vaccination when required
• your own mask to wear throughout,
• bring your own beverage container,
• follow sanitizing routines
• keep 6 foot distancing,
• initial our Covid Sign in Register.