Transitions LifeCare – GriefCare Support Groups & Workshops

GriefCare Support Groups & Workshops

 

Our groups and workshops are designed for adults, teens, and children

The goal of our grief support groups (offered for adults, children, teens, and families) is to provide a safe place for individuals and/or families to explore and express their grief in a manner that is comfortable and healing in nature. Talking about grief with others who are also coping with the death of a loved one often helps to reduce feelings of isolation and of not being understood. Groups offer an opportunity for persons to connect with others who ‘get it.’ Please note location and registration information for each event.

Offerings for Adults

DAYTIME OFFERINGS

Self Care for the Soul helps you learn and practice ways to take care of you in the midst of your grief. Research shows yoga is a proven way to release stress and find calm. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • Jan 27, 2017 (Friday) 10:00am-12:00pm
    Participants will practice chair yoga, relaxing guided imagery, and breathing exercises to energize and uplift. All levels/abilities welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers. Session size is limited.
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group meets weekly for eight sessions. Types of losses may vary. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • Feb 8, 2017 - Apr 5, 2017 (Wednesdays) 1:00pm-3:00pm (no meeting Mar 15)
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Writing Through Grief meets weekly for three sessions. Provides an opportunity to explore writing as a tool for self-discovery and healing. No writing experience needed. Attendance at all three sessions is encouraged but not required. (Registration required, 919-719-7199)

  • Feb 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, 2017 (Fridays) 10:00am-12:00pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Grief Support Group meets weekly for eight sessions. Types of losses may vary. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • Mar 28, 2017 - May 16, 2017 (Tuesdays) 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

EVENING OFFERINGS

Conversations on Grief are educational and supportive sessions, each focusing on a different topic. Attend all or only those that appeal to you. (Registration encouraged, 919-719-7199)

  • Jan 3, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "Understanding Grief - Why Is This So Bewildering?"
  • Jan 10, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "Anger & Grief"
  • Jan 18, 2017 (Wednesday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "Guilt & Regret"
  • Jan 24, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "You Just Don't Understand: Communicating My Needs"
  • Jan 31, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "Who Am I Now & Where Do I Go From Here?"

Parent Loss Support Group  meets weekly for eight sessions. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • Feb 7, 2017 - Mar 28, 2017 (Tuesdays) 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group  meets weekly for eight sessions. Types of losses may vary. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • Feb 9, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 (Thursdays) 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 2172 N Salem St, Ste 103, Apex, NC 27523
  • Mar 20, 2017 - May 8, 2017 (Mondays) 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Self Care for the Soul helps you learn and practice ways to take care of you in the midst of your grief. Research shows yoga is a proven way to release stress and find calm. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • Apr 4, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Come stretch, breathe, and restore your soul with gentle yoga. Participants will begin and end with guided relaxation, do a gentle floor yoga sequence, and learn strategies for better breathing. Participants must be able to get up and down off the floor unassisted. Please bring a yoga mat and wear clothing you can stretch in.
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Grief Support Group  meets weekly for eight sessions. Types of losses may vary. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • Apr 18, 2017 - Jun 6, 2017 (Tuesdays) 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Child Loss Expressive Arts Group is a four-session, arts-based group for parents who are grieving the death of a child. No art experience needed. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all four sessions, but it is not required. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • May 4, May 11, May 25, Jun 1 (Thursdays) 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

Expressive Arts Retreat is a two-day, retreat-style workshop for grieving adults. Participants will use art to explore themes of grief, transformation, growth, renewal, and hope. No art experience needed. Participation in both sessions is required. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

  • Mar 31, 2017 (Friday) 6:00pm-9:00pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Apr 1, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00am-1:00pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

A Time of Remembrance and Renewal is a time to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one(s), while also recognizing and affirming your life and its possibilities. Children are invited to join and participate in the service. (No registration necessary)

  • Apr 29, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00am-11:00am

Offerings for Children, Teens, and Families

The goal of our child and teen grief offerings is to provide a safe place for children, teens, and families to explore and express their grief in a comfortable, healing way. Our groups and events give opportunities to learn more about grief and coping and connect grieving peers to reduce isolation and find hope.

All events are held at Transitions LifeCare (250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607) unless otherwise noted.

Pre-registration is required for all support groups and workshops two weeks prior to the event by calling 919-719-7199 unless otherwise noted.

Sibling Loss Group is a workshop specifically for children (ages 5-14) who have experienced the death of a sibling. Offers a time to connect with others, talk about their loss, and learn more about the unique grief feelings/reactions that come with the death of a sibling. Participants will be divided into groups by age as appropriate.

  • Jan 16, 2017 (Monday) 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Teen Group is offered exclusively for teens (grades 6-12). These sessions allow teens to connect, learn from and support each other. Each session is different than the last and may include social outings, use of writing and creative arts activities (no artistic skill needed), and discussion about the impact of grief in their lives.

  • Feb 2 (Thursday) 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Pizza & Game Night
  • Apr 8 (Saturday) 10:00am-12:00pm
    TBA

Healing Hearts Series offers creative and supportive sessions on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm for children ages 5-12, incorporating grief games, therapeutic artwork, and other media, with each session focusing on a different component of grief and healing. You may attend all of the meetings or only those of interest to you.

  • Feb 13, 2017 (Monday) 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "What in the World is Grief?"
  • Feb 27, 2017 (Monday) 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "Telling 'My Story' of Grief"
  • Mar 13, 2017 (Monday) 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "My Grief Journey: From Hurt to Healing"
  • Mar 27, 2017 (Monday) 6:00pm-7:30pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
    "Staying Connected to My Loved One's Memory"
    Participants are invited to bring a photo or special item about their deceased loved one.

Caring Connections Night is a social opportunity for grieving children, teens (ages 5-17), and their families to connect in their grief, have fun, and make new friends. Events are at no cost to participants.

  • Mar 9, 2017 (Thursday), 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Carolina Hurricanes hockey game (Raleigh)
  • Jun 16 (Friday), 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Adventure Landing (Raleigh)

Healing Together is a family workshop that offers self-care strategies for the family. Come pamper yourself and your kids! Families will learn how to make lavender sleep spreay, calming cream, and worry warrior stones. leave feeling peaceful, connected with your family, and more confident tackling grief challenges together.

  • Apr 18, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Service of Remembrance and Renewal provides your family a time to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one(s), while also recognizing and affirming your life and its possibilities. Children are invited to join and participate in the service. No pre-registration necessary.

  • Apr 29, 2017 (Saturday) 10:00am-11:00am

Camp Reflections is a camp for grieving children in elementary and middle school (grades K-8). Camp begins with a welcome dinner on Friday and full day camp on Saturday. Pre-registration is required by Friday, May 5, 2017.

  • May 19, 2017 (Friday) 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • May 20, 2017 (Saturday) 8:45am-5:00pm
    Lake Wheeler State Park

 

 

 
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