Grief Support Groups

New Groups Starting March – August
To register please call Shirley Sapena (831) 430-3078

    New Horizons Women's Group

    • Felton
    •  03/08/2017 - 04/26/2017
    • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    The passage of time alters how we grieve.  In this group, women who have been alone for a period longer than a year, examine how their lives have taken shape in the absence of their spouse or partner.  Examples of themes previously explored include:  dating for the firs time, traveling without a partner, and intimacy.  This is a safe and caring space for women to discuss their experiences, hopes, and desires with others who are healing from a similar loss.

    Pre-registration required, please call 831-430-3000

     

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Walking through Grief

    • Santa Cruz
    •  04/27/2017 - 05/18/2017
    • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Walk with us in the serenity of a forest path, through a quiet glen, or alongside a meandering stream as we explore the many faces of grief.  Locations chosen are lush and beautiful, our pace gentle, our conversations mingled with periods of contemplation and silence.  The topics we discuss arise from our surroundings and the members of our group.  Step with us into nature’s heart and allow the healing to begin.

    Pre-registration required, please call 831-430-3000

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Many Paths to Healing

    Join us as we explore our grief and learn a unique coping strategy such as meditation, movement, music, and writing.  In the final week, we combine all of these self-care exercises into one session.  No prior experience in the arts or meditation needed.  However, if you are an experienced meditator, musician, or yogi, you can still benefit from these supportive practices.
    (No meeting on Memorial Day, May 29)

    Pre-registration required, please call 831-430-3000

     

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Creating Memory Pillows

    Memories of our loved ones are triggered in many ways-the feel of a favorite shirt, the scent of aftershave or perfume.  Our senses come alive when we connect with these belongings and memories come.  In this class, grief support staff and sewing experts help you to create a memory pillow.  You bring a button-down shirt belonging to your loved one, and we supply the rest.  At the end of the class, you will bring home a meaningful remembrance to be comforted by.  No prior sewing experience is required.

    Pre-registration required, please call 831-430-3000

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Loss of Spouse/Partner Group

    Life changes overnight when a spouse dies, whether from sudden tragedy or long-term illness.  There is an immediacy to everything that must be done, handling logistics and the complexities of legal matters, all while trying to maintain a sense of normalcy at a time that is far from normal.  How does one go through the trauma of losing a spouse or partner and grocery shop, pay the bills, and go to work?  In this group, we openly discuss how to get from day-to-day and learn practical ways to address symptoms of grief such as: insomnia, fear, anxiety, and more.

    Pre-registration required, please call 831-430-3000

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Drop-In Grief Support Group

    This group is open to anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. Stop in to receive support from people who care, share memories, and learn ways to cope.

    Please note this group meets on alternate dates during holidays.

    Loss of Spouse/Partner for Seniors (60 and older)

    • Aptos
    •  07/07/2017 - 08/11/2017
    • 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    The loss of a life-long companion can be devastating.  In this very special group, we encourage seniors to open up about their loss, to share their memories and talk freely about the deepest concerns.  We explain the symptoms of grief and distinguish them from aspects of aging thereby easing stress and confusion.  We nurture the path to healing by honoring lives well lived.

    Pre-registration required, please call 831-430-3000

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