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

SPECIAL OFFERINGS

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)

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

 
DAYTIME OFFERINGS

Writing Through Grief meets 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)

    • June 9, July 14, August 11, 2017 (Fridays) 10:00am-12:30pm
      Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Self Care for the Soul: Chair Yoga 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)

    • June 23, 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

 
EVENING OFFERINGS

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

    • April 18, 2017 - June 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, June 1 (Thursdays) 6:30pm-8:30pm
      Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Summer Grief Series 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)

    • June 12, 2017 (Monday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
      Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
      "Understanding Grief - Why Is This So Bewildering?"
    • June 26, 2017 (Monday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
      Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
      "Grief & Anger"
    • July 10, 2017 (Monday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
      Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
      "Guilt & Regret"
    • July 24, 2017 (Monday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
      Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
      "You Just Don't Understand: Communicating My Needs"
    • August 7, 2017 (Monday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
      Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607
      "Who Am I Now & Where Do I Go From Here?"

Exploring Grief Through Expressive Arts is an opportunity to use the arts to encourage expression, insight, and healing. No art experience needed. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

    • June 13 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-8:00pm
      Jerry's Artarama
      "Exploring My World of Grief"
    • June 27 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-8:00pm
      Jerry's Artarama
      "My Grief Journey: From Hurt to Hope"
    • July 18 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-8:00pm
      Jerry's Artarama
      "Tending My Garden of Grief"
    • August 1 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-8:00pm
      Jerry's Artarama
      "Heart to Heart: Honoring Enduring Connections"

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

    • August 8, 15, 22, 29 (Tuesdays) 6:00pm-8:30pm
      Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

Self Care for the Soul: Floor Yoga Participants will practice healing through movement with gentle floor yoga, guided relaxation and breathing exercises in this beginner-friendly session. Leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. (Registration required one week prior to event, 919-719-7199)

    • August 14 (Monday) 6:30pm-8:30pm
      Come stretch, breathe, and restore your soul with gentle yoga.
      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

 

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.

 

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.

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

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. (Registration required, 919-719-7199)

      • April 8 (Saturday) 10:00am-2:00pm
        Teen Retreat
      • June 22 (Thursday) 5:00pm-8:00pm
        Pizza & Movie Night
      • August 24 (Thursday) 5:00pm-7:00pm
        Game Night

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. (Registration required, 919-719-7199)

      • June 16 (Friday), 6:00pm-8:00pm
        Adventure Landing (Raleigh)

Healing Together is a family workshop that offers self-care strategies for the family. (Registration required, 919-719-7199)

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.

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

Using photos, stickers, magazine clippings, and other arts materials, participants will create a three dimensional shadowbox to tell the story of their loved one’s life and legacy, as well as connect with others who have experienced similar losses. All participants will create their own shadowbox.

      • August 12 (Saturday) 9:30am-12:00pm
        Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Cir, Raleigh, NC 27607

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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