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Raven2017
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Group Grief Therapy- Good or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Oct 30. 40 Replies

 I started attending a Group Grief therapy session last week.   It is 8 weeks long.  In this group are all different ages (although all are adults in this session) and genders of people who have lost…Continue

 

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Melissa replied to Raven2017's discussion Group Grief Therapy- Good or bad?
"I'm going to a group right now, in week 2 of 4. It's art and creative focused, so we aren't only sitting around talking. I think that's helpful. I also think it depends on the group, and depends on where you are in your grief…"
Oct 30
soulmate replied to Raven2017's discussion Group Grief Therapy- Good or bad?
"I think the effectiveness depends on the facilitators' skill of leading the group. Emphasis should be on moving forward but avoid the term “Moving on.” That term denotes that we need to “Get over it.” Also, we live in a…"
Oct 29
Rich replied to Raven2017's discussion Group Grief Therapy- Good or bad?
"Diva: I went to GriefShare. I was the only widower, everyone else was there for a family member or friend. Not minimizing their grief but mine was not really in the same category as theirs. I commend the people that ran it and their commitment.…"
Oct 28
DIVA70 replied to Raven2017's discussion Group Grief Therapy- Good or bad?
"A friend of mine felt the same way about group sessions and quit after the first session. I think I was fortunate. I heard about Griefshare  from this site and found one in my area. Some people might be put off because it has references to the…"
Oct 27
goingon (Cynthia) replied to Raven2017's discussion Group Grief Therapy- Good or bad?
"Personally, I don't like grief groups.  It's hard to mediate it so that everyone present gets their needs met, and yes, it can be very depressing.  As a widow and a therapist, I learned that 1) nothing could have ever prepared me…"
Oct 27

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