Grief & Spiritual Care
Wednesday September 15th
WHAT IS GRIEF RECOVERY:
a free "hybrid" introduction session:
In person at Twiggs Boardroom on MacKeown Ave. North Bay,
or by Zoom 538 767 3283
(call Jeff or text for password:
Jeff 705 493 9784
GRIEF RECOVERY® SUPPORT GROUP
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
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."
My losses would include my then primary work role, later my job, followed by loss of Mom, a Best Friend, and the toughest one of all: my then Best Friend Wife Life Partner, followed immediately by my Dad, my home, and more.... We each have a story. I am still standing.
Phrases I coined to guide myself evolved:
I learned to become "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" (i.e., vulnerable).
Today, I am recovered remarkably, feel alive, despite, through, and because of it all. I was open to my grieving life.
I am a Chaplain with a lifetime professionally assisting others as a multi-faith chaplain in psychiatric & general hospitals, correctional settings, and previously in churches, and in the community.
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 too often misses it and may not know how to deal with it . Attention and 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 the waves of crazy-making, soul wrenching, spirit crushing life changing losses and events.
My Life Learnings:
- Kindergarten taught me how to share;
- Sociology, about people;
- Master of Divinity, about God talk;
- Institute for Black Catholic Studies, a Sing & Move Spirituality;
- Clinical Pastoral Education, about 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,
• your own mask to wear throughout,
• bring your own beverage container,
• follow sanitizing routines
• keep 6 foot distancing,
• initial our Covid Sign in Register.