Grief Group Provides Support to Cope with Loss
Many grieving people wonder if they would benefit from joining a support group. Support groups are a time-tested method of help for people struggling with all sorts of difficulties. And now there is a grief group being offered right here in Saguache Today.
The Grief Group is being held on Wednesday evening’s at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Health Building on 3rd. Street. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please note that this group works on the principal of confidentiality.
If you have any questions, please call or text Luana Lovato at 719-221-5702.
Will a support group help?
Groups are places to work together to support one another; they are places where everyone gives and takes. Not everyone will find a support group suitable; each individual grieves in his or her own way. For many, however, support groups have much to offer, such as:
Validation: Grief is experienced in so many ways — physical, emotional, and spiritual. One needs a place to recognize that these reactions are part of the journey of grief. Being with other grieving people can reaffirm that one is not going crazy. While every loss is unique, through support groups one can bask in the support of others who have experienced loss and understand.
Time away: For many people, a support group can be a break from the loneliness and the boredom that often come with grief.
Suggestions for coping: There is no single solution to dealing with loss but members of a support group can offer a range of alternatives. By listening to stories of how others cope with a particular problem, one can find the solution that might work best.
Support groups offer two other gifts: they provide hope by providing models that reaffirm that one can survive loss; and participating in a support group can also help the griever can find new empathy, new understandings, and renewed strengths.