UPCOMING GROUPS & EVENTS

Open Groups:

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Men in Mourning

Date: Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

This special Open Group meeting is reserved for men who have experienced the loss of someone important through suicide. This evening will be an opportunity to connect with other men to share the unique experiences of suicide loss from a male perspective. Space is limited.  Please RSVP to register.   

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Spirituality and Grief

Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Grief impacts us in every way—physically, emotionally, cognitively, and socially. It can also affect our sense of spirituality, testing our beliefs, our sense of purpose, and meaning in life. We may feel the need to look deeper inside ourselves, examining and perhaps even modifying our beliefs as we adjust to life without the person we loved. Join Flavia and Belinda, in sharing about the spiritual journey of your loss.

Educational Workshop:

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Supporting Teens & Children through Loss & Trauma

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

This educational workshop is intended for parents and caregivers of young people ages 0-18. You will learn about the impact of trauma on a young person's brain, how that might affect their emotions and behaviours, and how to support them through loss. There will be time for questions and sharing.

If you feel a group setting is not the best fit for you and would like to learn individually about the impacts of traumatic loss on children and teens and how to help them, please email Amanda at amanda@heartache2hope.com to set up a meeting.

Open Groups:

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Sibling Loss

Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

The loss of a sibling, especially through suicide, profoundly transforms a person. Often overlooked in their mourning, siblings endure a unique kind of grief. To offer the opportunity to acknowledge and express your unique grief, we organized an Open Group session specifically for siblings. This meeting provides a safe space to discuss the distinct challenges and coping strategies experienced after such a loss.

 

Wellness Activities:

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Grief Yoga with Sandy Ayre

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 pm

This yoga practice will be restful and slow. It will be done primarily on the floor to relax the body and nourish the nervous system, which honors the quietness of the spring season as well as the fatigue of grief. Please bring anything you need to feel cozy, such as a blanket and warm socks. This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners - beginners welcome.

Sandy is a certified yoga teacher with the Yoga Association of Alberta. She has been teaching yoga since 2010 and runs grief support groups that use yoga as a supportive tool. She is also an Occupational Therapist and works in palliative and end-of-life care. She has a certificate in Death and Grief Studies through the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Colorado.