‘Grief and Beyond’ support group meets

Nov 15, 2012

When people experience life-changing losses such as death, diagnosis of a terminal illness, divorce, and other losses, they might expect to feel sad and alone.  But they may also feel disoriented, be unable to sleep, have hallucinations, not remember names and experience other unexpected things.  People experiencing loss feel like there is a big hole in their heart — that they aren’t “normal.”

When people are believing Christians, they think it will hurt less.  They wonder “Who am I now?”

For some, understanding what is normal helps, and being with people who “get it” helps.  In a support group, people are not required to talk or cry, but they will be in a safe place where they won’t feel embarrassed if they do.

Grief and Beyond is meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. each Thursday in Room 210 at Long’s Chapel UMC. New people are invited to join the group at any meeting.

The sessions are facilitated by Jan Peterson, MS, and include video segments and personal sharing.  There is no charge. Contact Peterson at 550-3638 or call Long’s Chapel UMC at 456-3993, ext. 17.

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