People who have suffered the death of a loved one are initially swamped with the unasked-for emotion of grief, bringing tremendous sadness, anger, and guilt. However, psychotherapy counsels that the emotion of grief itself is different from GRIEF WORK. Grief work actually helps grief and its attendant strong emotions to lighten over time. We then begin to realize that grief has become our FRIEND, a friend that gently reminds us to work on yet another aspect of grief that our loved one’s death has caused. As our sadness, anger, and guilt lighten, we begin to engage in life again and feel the sense of renewal, even joy, that our deceased loved one would want for us. Please bring a picture of your loved one to share.
Spaces limited to preserve distancing
Cost - $55 includes lunch
Leader: Faith Sullivan, MDiv
Faith is a private psychotherapist and an experienced grief counselor. Having worked many years with grieving individuals, both one-on-one and in group settings, she also has a background in Hospice counseling. There she helped dying patients and their grieving families through the dying process. After the death, she led grief support groups for surviving family and friends that address the myriad of emotions people feel after their loved one’s death.