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

REMEMBRANCE SERVICES

Night of Remembrance is a time to remember and celebrate those we love. Join us at Ravenscroft School as we light luminaries in their honor.
For more information and to purchase a luminary, please click here.

    • December 12, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-8:30pm
      Jones Fine Arts Building
      Ravenscroft School
      7409 Falls of Neuse Road
      Raleigh, NC 27615

SUPPORT GROUPS

These support groups offer the opportunity to gather with others who are coping with a similar loss. Groups meet for seven consecutive weeks. Participation in all sessions is strongly encouraged.
In-person consultation required for registration, please call 919.719.7199
Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

    • Parent Loss Support Group
      Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
      February 13 - March 27
    • Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group
      Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00pm
      February 27 - April 10

PROGRAMS

A Conversation on Coping is a single-session workshop about grieving at the holidays. Holidays force us to realize how much our lives have been changed by the loss of our loved one. Particularly in the first year, many bereaved are left with having to develop new holiday rituals and traditions. During this single-session workshop (offered on two different occasions), we’ll discuss the importance of planning, self-care, and ways of honoring, remembering, and celebrating our loved ones.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199
Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

    • November 13 (Monday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
      -OR-
    • December 1 (Friday) 10:30am-12:00pm

Expressive Arts Workshop is a special holiday arts opportunity to make a luminary in honor of the person you are remembering.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • December 5 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-8:30pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Conversations on Grief are educational and supportive sessions, each focusing on a different aspect of grief and grieving. You may attend all sessions or only those that are of interest to you.
Registration is encouraged but not required, please call 919.719.7199

    • Fridays, 10:30am-12:00pm
      January 26: Understanding Grief: Why Is This So Bewildering?
      February 2: Grief and Anger
      February 9: Guilt and Regret
      February 16: You Just Don't Understand: Communicating My Needs
      February 23: Who Am I Now? Where Do I Go From Here?
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Mindful Strategies for Healing will help you learn and practice ways to care of yourself in the midst of grief. Participants will practice mindful coping strategies such as relaxing guided imagery, gentle stretching, and breathing exercises to energize and uplift.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • March 16 (Friday) 11:00am-12:30pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Expressive Arts Retreat: Transforming Grief is a two-day expressive arts retreat-style workshop for grieving adults. Participants will use art, mindfulness, and movement to explore themes of grief, transformation, growth, renewal, and hope. No art experience is needed. Participation in both sessions is required.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • April 13 (Friday) 6:00-9:00pm
      April 14 (Saturday) 10:00am-3:00pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, 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.

Caring Connections (ages 5-adult) is a social opportunity for grieving children, teens, and their families. These offerings give families a chance to spend quality time together, have fun, and connect with other grieving families that get what it’s like to grieve. Examples of past activities include hockey and baseball games, skate nights, and movie nights. Events provided at no cost.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199.

    • September 22 (Friday) 6:00pm-8:30pm
      Family Movie Night
    • December 5 (Tuesday) 6:00pm-8:30pm
      Bowling Night
    • March 13 (Tuesday) 6:30-9:00pm
      Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Game @ PNC Arena (space is limited)

Healing Hearts Series (ages 5-12) is a children’s grief group to provide education, support, and opportunities for emotional expression through games, therapeutic artwork, and other media. Each session focuses on a different component of grief and healing. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged but not required.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • Mondays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
      February 12: What in the World is Grief?
      February 26: Telling "My Story" of Grief
      March 12: My Grief Journey from Hurt to Healing
      March 26: Staying Connected to My Loved One's Memory
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Teen Connections (grades 6-12) is a social opportunity exclusively for teens to connect with grieving peers.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • October 5 (Thursday), 6:00pm-8:00pm
      Sky Zone Trampoline Park
    • November 30 (Thursday), 6:00pm-8:00pm
      Sharing Memories Through Food
    • February 1 (Thursday), 6:00pm-8:00pm
      Location TBD

Teen Group (grades 6-12) is a three-week series for grieving middle and high schoolers. This group offers time to learn about the ups and downs of grief, meet new friends, and share with peers who get what it’s like to experience the death of a loved one. Each session will focus on a different topic. Participation in all sessions is required.
Registration is required by October 31, please call 919.719.7199

    • March 1, 8, and 15 (Thursdays) 6:00pm-7:30pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Night of Remembrance is a time to remember and celebrate those we love. Join us at Ravenscroft School as we light luminaries in their honor.
Registration is required, please click here.

    • December 12, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:30pm-8:30pm
      Jones Fine Arts Building
      Ravenscroft School
      7409 Falls of Neuse Road
      Raleigh, NC 27615

 

 
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