Grief Support Group

Saint Joan of Arc Grief Support Group will meet for a 7 week session on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm on the following dates:
Feb 22, 29
Mar 7, 14, 21
Apr 4, 11

The meetings are in person, or you may attend zia Zoom. This support group is open to adults age 21 and older who have lost a loved one; spouse, parent, child or close friend. The support group recognizes and respects the uniqueness of the individual, their perception of loss, and expression of grief. Reactions to a loss can vary from disbelief, anger, depression, and feelings of isolation, guilt, and more. Each individual who experiences a loss needs to be able to express themselves and be heard for effective grieving to take place.

It is important to understand, this is not a counseling or therapy group. It can definitely be therapeutic but the focus is on providing a supportive environment in which to work through grief when, for many, there may be few places in which a grieving individual can get support and be themselves as they grieve, with no judgement.

Saint Joan of Arc Grief Support Group combines aspects of “Touchstone” and “Grief Share” to provide a safe place to express thoughts, feelings, and to share. Participants will have the opportunity to share their story, identify or develop and utilize healthy personal coping skills, with dialogue around topics such as social and spiritual concerns, and begin the process of adapting to life without their loved one while transforming their relationship with them.

Saint Joan of Arc Grief Support Group is FREE of charge, for you, your family and friends. To join our session, please contact Pat Pusateri RN/Parish Nurse-630-353-4526 or ppusateri@sjalisle.org.

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