You will probably feel a variety of emotions when you lose someone you love. The ability to make it through the death of a loved one can be challenging. You may have feelings of shock and disbelief, anger, guilt and depression.
Caring for yourself is not selfish. The period of recovery is different for every person. There is no timetable for grief, so don't compare yourself with others who have lost loved ones. Your life has changed and healing in your own way is important for the health of your mind, body and spirit. It's normal for some days to be better than others.
At Combest Family Funeral Homes we don't expect you to lose your loved one today and be over that loss within three days. We would like to provide you with one resource that can help.
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a loved one. 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.
The GriefShare group typically meets for a 13 week session once in the Spring and once in the Fall 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.
- 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. The 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.
www.griefshare.org has resources on their website of when and where groups meet in our area.