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Mourning the death of someone you love takes time. Your heart and mind need to find their way — in their own time. Grieving is a deeply personal and a gradual experience. The counseling we offer is about recognizing where people are in this process, helping them identify their strengths, and assisting them in developing ways to cope.
When a loved one dies, mourning is an essential step in the healing process. Counselors work with clients to validate the experience of grief, find strength and coping skills.
While grief is very personal, there are many common experiences that accompany the death of a loved one. Talking with a counselor enables clients to learn more about the grief process and to identify particular areas of strength and support, as well as areas of potential growth. 2014 grief group sessions provide the opportunity for people to meet others who are experiencing similar losses. For 2015 grief group sessions click here.
At Hospice & Palliative CareCenter, we're here to help individuals and families navigate through grief in a way that is focused on coping and healing.
Camp Carousel (click here for brochure and registration form) is an annual weeklong retreat for children (ages 6 and older), teens, and adults. This therapeutic camp utilizes art, music, small group sessions, and animal-assisted therapy to help participants cope with the death of a loved one.
Camp Carousel provides a supportive environment that meets the unique needs of grieving children, teens, and adults.
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This 1-Day Retreat (registration form) is designed to bring together campers with key supportive people in their lives through small break-out groups and sharing as a community. These activities off opportunities for both therapeutic experiences and education about the grief process. Children and teens must be accompanied by at least one participating adult camper. All groups are faciliated by specially trained counselors and volunteers.
Our grief counselors also tailor educational presentations for the broader community. Whether for schools experiencing the death of a student, for businesses facing the death of an employee, for faith communities seeking to design bereavement and support services for members, or for community agencies who want to learn more about grief education, counselors are available for consultation.
Programs are designed with unique audiences in mind. Topics include general grief education, grief in the workplace, sudden or unexpected death, suicide, and grief during the holidays. Counselors also address the many misconceptions about the grief process and help participants better understand their own grief responses, as well as the responses of those around them.
Grief Counseling Services
- Emotional support by licensed counselors
- Individual and group sessions
- Education regarding the grief process
- Skills for coping with the death of a loved one
- Annual retreat and educational workshops
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