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 that 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.
“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”
GriefShare LifeGroups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
1 DVD seminar with experts
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a DVD seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These DVD’s are produced in an interesting television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic re-enactments, and on-location video.
2 LifeGroup discussion with focus
After viewing the DVD, you and the other group members will spend time as a LifeGroup, discussing what was presented in that week’s DVD seminar and what is going on in your lives.
3 Personal study and reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
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Weekly Session Topics
The GriefShare DVD cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of grief and loss.
Here is a snapshot of key themes found in each of the 13 session DVD.
- Is This Normal?
- Challenges of Grief
- The Journey of Grief – Part One
- The Journey of Grief – Part Two
- Grief and Your Relationships
- Guilt and Anger
- Complicating Factors
- Lessons of Grief – Part One
- Lessons of Grief – Part Two
- What Do I Live for Now?
Here is a step by step of how to create a login and register for a meeting on GriefShare website:
Step 1: Go to griefshare.org and click on Log in (right top of the screen);
Step 2: Create your login by clicking on “New to GriefShare? Create an account”;
Step 3: Sign up to GriefShare by adding the requested information;
Step 4: Find a meeting next to you by typing a zip code or city/province;
Step 5: After typing a zip code or city/province, a dropdown list will appear. Click in the option that better applies to you;
Step 6: After selecting the city, a new dropdown list will appear showing up meeting options near by. Click in the option that best suits you. Click in one of the options and see information about that specific meeting. Click on the button “Register for this event”.