GRIEFSHARE… YOUR JOURNEY FROM MOURNING TO JOY!
SPRING 2023 SEMESTER BEGINS
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8, 2023 AT 5:00PM IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL OF FBC CLEBURNE
GriefShare at FBC Cleburne
CONTACT: You can contact Pam Ackley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-645-6684 for more information.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
HOW GRIEFSHARE WORKS
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 seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You'll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
A GriefShare grief recovery support group meets at FBC Cleburne (in the Fellowship Hall) on Sunday evenings (spring and fall) from 5:00pm until 6:30pm. Childcare is provided.
BEING A PART OF A GRIEFSHARE GRIEF RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP
Most people quickly feel comfortable and accepted in their GriefShare group. They discover there are others who have the same kind of feelings they do and who understand the hurt they feel and the loss they have experienced. Here is an overview of the GriefShare experience:
You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to GriefShare the first time.Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend. GriefShare is a warm, caring environment designed to help you.
You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions, and painful experiences! When someone you love dies, it’s common to feel isolated. In GriefShare, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.
You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from the pain of grief and loss. The GriefShare DVD videos feature top experts on grief recovery subjects and case studies of people just like you, who have been through the grief experience.
You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. The support group sessions include a time to talk about what you’ve seen on the GriefShare videos and what is going on in your life. And while you have the opportunity to tell your story, there’s never pressure for you to do so if you don’t feel like it.
You’ll have a workbook for personal study and to write down things you’ve learned. The workbook provides opportunity for further study about the grief process and personal reflection about your grief. The weekly journaling questions help you sort through your emotions. You can tear out and carry with you the perforated “Care Cards” for words of encouragement during the lowest points of your day.
You’ll begin to gain closure in your loss. It’s sometimes hard to move on in life when you are still dealing with the grief and emptiness that happens after a loved one dies. You’ll learn how to go through a healthy season of grieving, then begin transitioning to emotional and spiritual wholeness. We call this “your journey from mourning to joy.”
You’ll become part of a “family.” GriefShare group members often tell us that they feel like their group has become a family, that they made new friends and are around people they can relate to.
You’ll discover hope for the future. While things may look bleak now, you’ll learn ways to restore your hope and rebuild your life. Many GriefShare alumni tell us the program helped them move from deep grief to peace and a sense of joy again.
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
GriefShare Surviving the Holidays is a one-session meeting, typically the first Sunday evening of November, where attendees share practical helps for the holiday season.
Surviving the Holidays consists of three important components:
1. A video
3. Personal reflection
Everyone receives a workbook at no additional cost.