GRIEFSHARE begins Februuary 16, 2022 at 6:30pm

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 will meet weekly beginning February 16, 2022 at 6:30 pm to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: A video presentation, a time of reflection and a personal notebook with an outline of each session and a section to do on your own at home.

Weekly session topics

Each week your group will watch a video seminar on DVD. The GriefShare videos cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of grief and loss. The videos are produced in a compelling television magazine format and feature interviews with grief recovery experts, mini-dramas, on-location video, and real-life stories of people who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Here is a snapshot of key themes found in each of the 13 GriefShare session videos.

1. Is This Normal?

  • You’ll discover why your grief experience is harder than you imagined

  • Why the intensity and duration of your emotions are normal and appropriate

  • Despite how you feel right now, there is reason for hope

2. Challenges of Grief

  • You’ll learn more eye-opening reasons why your pain is so overwhelming

  • Some of the overlooked, yet common, effects grief has on your mind, body, and spirit

  • How to get things done when you don’t feel like you have any energy

3. The Journey of Grief – Part One

  • You’ll learn helpful goals to set on your journey of grief

  • How to deal with those who try to rush you through your grief

  • How long the journey of grief typically lasts

4. The Journey of Grief – Part Two

  • You’ll learn why it’s important to put effort into your healing

  • How the events surrounding your loved one’s death affect your grief

  • The best ways to deal with your loved one’s belongings

5. Grief and Your Relationships

  • You’ll find out how the death of a loved one affects your friendships

  • Why solitude can be a blessing and a curse

  • How to deal with friends who don’t understand your grief

6. Why?

  • This session demonstrates that God wants you to share your feelings with Him

  • Why being honest with God is an expression of faith

  • What God has to say to you about your “why” questions

7. Guilt and Anger

  • You’ll learn how to deal with false guilt

  • How to grieve conflicted relationships

  • How to handle grief-related anger

8. Complicating Factors

  • You’ll begin to see how traumatic experiences affect grief

  • How to deal with nightmares and flashbacks

  • How your thinking affects your emotions

9. Stuck

  • You’ll discover how to prevent getting stuck in grief

  • Common misconceptions that hinder healing

  • Why your path to healing isn’t always smooth

10. Lessons of Grief – Part One

  • You’ll become aware of an often-overlooked reason that grief is so painful

  • Why going to church can be so difficult

  • The benefits of helping others

11. Lessons of Grief – Part Two

  • This session provides a more complete picture of who you are now that your loved one is gone

  • Why no one grieves perfectly

  • What grief can teach you about relationships

12. Heaven

  • Session 12 answers questions about heaven and the afterlife, such as what heaven is like

  • Whether you should communicate with your deceased loved one

  • Whether near-death experiences are reliable descriptions of heaven

  • And many more

13. What Do I Live for Now?

  • You’ll learn why moving forward is a necessity

  • Why it’s a process

  • Why peace and pain will always coexist

Registration

Please complete. Begins February 16th, 6:30pm You can bring payment to the first session. $35

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