Good Grief Support Groups

 

 

 

 

We are here to help

High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care Bereavement staff and volunteers offer a variety of grief services to those we serve and to the community at large.   One of these is Grief Support groups which can help those experiencing grief navigate through choppy waters.  Since we all grieve in different ways a variety of topics are offered.

 Contact: Marie Marvullo at mmarvullo@hphpc.org or 518.743.1672 for more information.

Grief support groups:

    • Individual support
    • Good Grief community support groups
    • Coping with the Holidays Workshop (every November)
    • Traumatic loss support
    • Workplace grief support

Grief Support Groups Are Designed To Help Survivors:

    • Increase understanding of the grief process
    • Recognize the normal manifestations and experiences and feeling of grief
    • Recognize, express and accept feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and relief
    • Decrease emotional pain (sadness, depression, anxiety, loneliness, hopelessness)
    • Develop a support system both with and without the group
    • Recognize signs of healing
    • Accept the reality and irreversibility of death of our loved one
    • Develop a realistic memory of our deceased, remembering the life shared, not primarily the death
    • Recognize our own strengths and weaknesses and seek additional support or therapy as needed
    • Reinvest ourselves in life by establishing "new" or renewed relationships