How to Survive the Loss of a Love

When an emotional injury takes place, the body begins a process as natural as the healing of a physical wound. Let the process happen. Trust the process. Surrender to it. Trust that nature will do the healing. Know that the pain will pass, and, when it passes, you will be stronger, happier, more sensitive and aware.

How to Survive the Loss of a Love, by M. Colgrove, H. Bloomfield, and P. McWilliams

Amethyst crystals, daisies, and tulipsFrom Grief to Gratitude

We are living in challenging times, and for many of us our cup of grief is overflowing. We will discuss Francis Weller’s Five Gates of Grief, and through group sharing, poetry, music, writing, and ritual, we will honor our losses and discover the “jewels” of love and gratitude held within our sorrow.

Recommended reading: The Wild Edge of Sorrow by Francis Weller. Also Finding Meaning by David Kessler.

Your presence is welcome as we honor our individual and collective grief and gratitude.


Dog looking out across mountains at sunsetPet Loss Groups

Many of us have known the deep bond with an animal friend, and the profound emptiness we feel when our beloved animal companion dies. This group is open to those who are grieving the loss of an animal friend, be it one week ago or ten years ago, and who would benefit from the presence, sharing, and support of others who understand how painful the loss of a pet can be.

With sharing, writing, poetry, and music we will honor and witness our sorrow for the loss and our gratitude for having known and loved our animal friend. Witnessing, honoring, and sharing grief in a community setting can lighten the heart and help heal the soul.

 Upcoming Groups:

Pet Loss Group Sunday June 2, 3 – 5 pm PDT, 6 – 8 pm EDT.

Growing through Grief :  6 Week 0n-line writing group starting June 16th, 1 – 2:30 pm EDT

To register contact Marilyn at marilyn.marks.licsw@gmail.com

 

What Participants Are Saying

Grief Groups 2

I’m surprised I could sit here listening to all this pain and still feel calm and OK.

Group Participant