Hurting? You don’t have to go
through grieving process alone
By PAULA BREWER | GriefShare facilitator at Swift Church
Many in our church family and community have experienced the death of a loved one in the last year.
When we are grieving, it is hard to concentrate, hard to even function. It is very difficult sometimes to express to others what we are feeling. Getting out of bed every day can be a difficult chore.
There are no “instructions” for grieving. Those who are not on the same path that you are on don’t seem to know what to say and sometimes don’t know “what is wrong with you.” During these times, it is always good to be with others who are going through the same things you are going through.
GriefShare is a Christ-centered grief support group that provides you with tools that will help you navigate your way on the grief journey and gives you the gift of time with others who can support you, comfort you and even provide you with suggestions that might make this time easier to handle.
GriefShare is a faith-based support group where friendly, caring people will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
● Video seminar with experts
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 television magazine format featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic re-enactments, and on-location video.
● Support group discussion with focus
After viewing the video, you and the other group members will spend time discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in your lives.
● Personal study and reflection
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.