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Bereavement Loss Support Groups

Mixed Loss Grief Support Group

Thursdays from April 15 – June 3, 7-8:30pm

If you have suffered a loss, such as a parent, sibling, friend, spouse … we offer a program to help you understand your grief while providing a safe place for you to embrace your loss and find healing. We use a peer-to-peer-based approach with two trained support facilitators. It is a place you can join to connect with others who are grieving a death and talk about thoughts and feelings, while also learning coping strategies. This group is for adults over the age of 18. There is no charge for this group.

To inquire about this group or to set up a time for an interview, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca.


Healing with Horses

Spring Session Dates TBA

It’s long been known that horses can help heal grief and emotional pain. Horses mirror feelings, attitudes, and intentions. Horses can be our greatest teacher. If you’ve tried to resolve your grief, but you’re still at a loss, you might want to join this program to find a new peace. Horse-related experience is not required. This is a 4-session in-person group (safe and socially distanced) located near Arthur. The cost for this group is $120. Tea and snacks provided. Space is limited.

“I went to therapists for three years and Celebrate Recovery, but never found the healing and peace that I have through these horses. Now I am leading a new life, learning to live with my memories and what is. How freeing.” – LC

“I still remember the first day, shy, scared, of these animals. And then I’m not sure how it happened. Perhaps it was in the connection. In the touch. In the honesty of pain. I found healing and comfort of my pain, sorrow, anguish. I plan to join again.” – MG

To inquire about this group or to set up a time for an interview, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca.


Partner Bereavement: Remember it’s OK, Loss of a Partner

Dates TBA

This is a book series where we navigate your loss of a spouse, partner, or love of your life. In this series, you will read, journal and talk about your personal grief; a unique healing journey that supports you in finding a new path. Healing through a rainbow of colours. This is a combination of book study, journaling, healing through the pages and sharing. The cost for this book study is $25 to cover the cost of the book and shipping.

To inquire about this group or to set up a time for an interview, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca.


Stepping Stones: Exploring Jesus in Our Grief 

Dates TBA

This is a safe place to meet Jesus in your grief. He was no stranger to loss and pain. Join us as we explore the Bible and find Jesus in our sorrow. With His healing, and love, we can find healing, redemption, and grace, helping us heal our hurts and pain, reconcile a new life as we learn to grieve, and find our new way. With Jesus.

This group is full. To be placed on a waiting list, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca.


1:1 Virtual Grief Companioning

Ongoing

If you are over the age of 18 and have experienced the recent loss of a loved one (spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend etc), you will be matched 1-1 with a trained volunteer grief companion who will offer you support either over the phone or through video conferencing. Please note, we are not therapists, counsellors or mental health professionals. We offer a peer-based support to walk this leg of the journey with you. You are not alone; we are here to help. This is a free service.

If you would like to be matched with a Grief Companion, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca.


Loss through Drug Overdose

Dates TBA

This group is for those who have lost a loved one from a drug overdose. It is a place you can join to connect with others who are grieving a similar death and talk about thoughts and feelings, while also learning coping strategies. This group is for adults over the age of 18 and will be led by trained support facilitators. There is no charge for this group.

To inquire about this group or to set up a time for an interview, please email griefwalk@lakesidechurch.ca.


*We value your privacy, and in all our groups we strive to create a safe and comfortable place to share. No online sessions/groups will ever be recorded.