It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve
lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there are
not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions
about things you’ve never faced before.
GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward
rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts
on grief and recovery subjects. These videos are produced in an
interesting-to-watch television magazine format featuring expert interviews,
real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments and on-location video.
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time as a
support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and
what is going on in your lives.
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further
personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions
through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments
from the workbook study.
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each
is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find
encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with
GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any of the videos you
have not seen.
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a loved one. Many other life
situations bring deep grief, such as separation
and divorce, a loved one who is dying, estrangement, loss of a loved one to
a cult, loss
of custody of a child through
divorce and more. If you are struggling with a loss not due to a death,
GriefShare is not designed to meet your grief needs for healing. We encourage
you to ask your pastor or a church leader for guidance in finding a support
group or counselor.