Grief Support Group

 

 

Grief Support Group for a sudden death  of a loved one  by road crash, natural disaster, accident. 

Grief support groups are an effective support tool that has been used for decades in many countries around the world. In this case, special support is given to those who are facing a mourning caused by a sudden or traumatic accident or disaster. When a loved one dies suddenly, the bereaved often struggle to cope. 

In both sudden death and anticipated death, there is pain. However, while the grief is not greater in sudden death, the capacity to cope is diminished. Grievers are shocked and stunned. This because the adaptive capacities are so severely assaulted and the ability to cope is diminished. 

Sometimes, and perhaps usually, we find that we cannot travel the road alone – that to come to terms with loss we need the help of someone else. This can be hard to admit for some of us.

 

WHO says: Evidence strongly suggests that self-help support groups are a powerful and constructive means for people to help themselves and each other. It has been shown that the groups can make a significant contribution to positive outcomes for those who participate. There appears to be an increasing tendency for individuals to get together and form such groups. 

This AMA (mutual help) group is a way of bringing people together in a safe space to share common life experiences. They provide a forum for participants to communicate in a mutual understanding of shared challenges and problems. The strength of support groups lie in the connections and understandings that come from shared narratives.

Our groups are active all year round.

They welcome up to 8-10 participants. They take place once every two weeks for an hour and a half. In the group there is the participation of a psychologist with the aim to create a climate of serenity and confidence without any judgement.

 Participation in our group is completely FREE

However, it is necessary to call our Tall Number (800 – 168 678) to set up an appointment where we will evaluate together if this experience can suit your needs.

 

 

Following WHO guide lines, groups can provide:

  • a sense of community and support;
  • an empathetic environment and give a sense of belonging when the bereaved person feels disassociated from the rest of the world;
  • the hope that “normality” can be reached eventually;
  • experience in dealing with difficult anniversaries or special occasions; • opportunities to learn new ways of approaching problems;
  • a sounding board to discuss fears and concerns; 5
  • a setting where free expression of grief is acceptable, confidentiality is observed, and compassion and non-judgmental attitudes prevail.
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