Grief Recovery Outreach Program - Bereavement Support Groups from Crossroads.
Grief is individual and unique. As every relationship is unique, so are the feelings and thoughts each person has about the relationship that has been altered by death, divorce, or other events. This is why it’s important that grief support cater to the bereaved individuals’ situations. But this doesn’t always happen the way it should.
The problem: While grief is normal and natural, most of what we’ve been told about dealing with grief is not normal, natural, or helpful. It can be summed up in six common myths that nearly everyone recognizes, but have never questioned their validity.
Six common myths about grief:
- Time Heals All Wounds
- Don’t Feel Bad
- Grieve Alone
- Replace The Loss
- Be Strong
- Keep Busy
The solution: Grief support and recovery after a loss comes from understanding and accepting everything left unsaid in a relationship. We are all advised to “let go” and “move on.” Most of us would do that if we knew how. Completion of pain caused by loss is what allows us to “let go” and “move on.” It is almost impossible to “move on” without first taking a series of actions that lead to completion.
Moving beyond loss: The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program teaches the correct action choices to help people “move beyond” the pain caused by loss. It is a seven-to-twelve week bereavement support group program that creates a safe environment in which to look at old beliefs about dealing with loss; to look at what other losses have affected your life; and to take new actions that lead to completion. The program is geared towards providing family grief support for those who have recently lost a loved one.
The program was created by Grief Recovery® Institute founders, John W. James and Russell Friedman. It is led by an individual who has been trained and certified by the Grief Recovery® Institute. To ensure your success within this program, your facilitator has direct access to the founders of the Institute.
The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program builds on each previous session, therefore attendance and commitment are essential. There is no fee to participate in the grief recovery group program. A complimentary copy of the handbook: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses, (released by Harper Collins in 1998), is provided to all participants.
If you have experienced a loss and wish to move beyond the pain, a bereavement support program offers you the probability of a richer and more rewarding life. Call 888-603-MORE (6673) to inquire or click here to find a program near you.