SUPPORT SCHEDULE

FRIENDS IN GRIEF, a service of Bay Gardens Funeral Home
 

Friends in Grief is offering 8-week winter support group

 

Starting January 2018 

Adult Loss Group at St. Elizabeth's Village Mon. Jan. 29 to Mar. 19, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m 

Adult Loss Group at Caroline's Place, Hamilton, Tues. Jan. 30 to Mar. 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Suicide Loss Group at  Bay Gardens, Hamilton, Thu. Feb. 1 to Mar. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Young Adult (18-25 yrs old) Loss Group at Bay Gardens, Hamilton,Tues. Jan. 30 to Mar. 20,6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Teen Support Group at Bay Gardens, Hamilton, Tues. Jan. 30 to Mar. 20, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
 

 Weekly Drop-In Discussion Topics

Jan. 10, 2018 
MOVING ON
  • Allow yourself time to process your grief
  • Grief in six words (exercise)
  • Grieving in the second year
  • Reconnecting with life after loss
  • What would you tell your younger self about grief?
Jan. 17, 2018 
TRIGGER & HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM
  • Grief triggers
  • Helping the grief-stricken prepare for triggers
  • Grief triggers - what are they and what causes them
Jan. 24, 2018
STRESS
  • The grief coaster
  • Physical stress of grieving 
Jan. 31, 2018
REMORSE
  • Hurting the ones we love
Feb. 7, 2018
COPING
  • A balanced approach to coping with life after loss
  • Conceptualization of coping 
Feb. 14, 2018
DREAMS
  • Grief dreams
  • Issues voiced by the bereaved dreamer
  • Dreams during grief
Feb. 21, 2018
SELF CARE-SLEEP
  • Grief and getting a good night's sleep
  • 7 tips to help you sleep during grief
Feb. 28, 2018
ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
  • When others don't want to talk about your loved one
  • Setting and maintaining boundaries
  • When others fail to meet our expectations
  • Grief: appropriate expectations
Mar. 7, 2018
GOING BACK TO WORK
  • When Bereavement Leave Runs Out: going back to work after a death
  • The Bereavement Employee: Returning to Work
Mar. 14, 2018
LONELINESS
  • The unique loneliness of grief
  • Grief and isolation
  • Being lonely can touch you in many ways
Mar. 21, 2018
LOSS OF CONTROL
  • Who;s in charge, coping with loss of control
Mar. 28, 2018
BARGAINING STAGE
  • The Bargaining Stage of Grief
Apr. 4, 2018
ANXIETY
  • Anxiety in grief
  • No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear

Bereavement Groups are for adults eighteen years of age and over who have experienced the death of their loved one. Young Adult groups are offered for 18 years to 25 years of age.   

No cost is involved for all bereaved in the community.

Location of funeral planning does not matter.

Please contact us for schedules and more information.

Phone: (905) 318-0059 e-Mail: fig@baygardens.ca friendsingrief.ca
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