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

Service of Remembrance is a time to remember and celebrate the life of your loved one(s).
Registration is encouraged, please call 919.719.7199

    • November 12, 2017 (Sunday) 6:30pm-8:30pm
      Four Oaks United Methodist Church
      302 North Church Street
      Four Oaks, NC 27524

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

These support groups offer the opportunity to gather with others who are coping with a similar loss. Groups meet for eight 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

    • Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group
      Mondays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
      September 18 - November 13 (no meeting on October 23)
    • Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group
      Wednesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm
      August 30 - October 18
    • Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group
      Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
      August 24 - October 12
    • Parent Loss Support Group
      Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:30pm
      August 24 - October 12

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 required, please call 919.719.7199

    • Fridays, 10:30am-1:00pm
      October 13: Understanding Grief: Why Is This So Bewildering?
      October 27: Who Am I Now?: Changes, Challenges, Discoveries
      November 10: What Does "Moving On" Mean?: Letting Go, Holding On
      December 1: Coping with Grief at the Holidays
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

PROGRAMS

Writing Through Grief (daytime) 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

Writing Through Grief (evening) 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

Exploring Grief Through Expressive Arts is an opportunity to use the arts to encourage expression, insight, and healing. No artistic experience needed.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • Tuesdays, 1:00pm-3:00pm OR 6:30pm-8:30pm
      September 5: Exploring My World of Grief
      October 3: My Grief Journey: From Hurt to Hope
      November 14: Tending My Garden of Grief
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Walking the Labyrinth is a meditation in motion, following the circular path of a labyrinth. Participants must be able to walk up and down moderate incline without assistance. Space is limited.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • September 7 (Thursday) 6:30pm-8:00pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Understanding Grief: Why Is This So Bewlidering? is a single-session workshop focusing on exploring grief responses and ways to find support in and through the grieving process.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • September 20 (Wednesday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
      REX Wellness Center of Garner | 1400 Timber Drive East, Garner, NC 27529
    • September 25 (Monday) 6:30pm-7:45pm
      UNC REX Healthcare of Wakefield | 11200 Governor Manly Way, Room 201, Raleigh, NC 27614

Writing Workshop is an opportunity to experience writing as an outlet for expression, self-discovery, and healing. No writing experience needed. Attendance at all sessions is encouraged but not required. 
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199
Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

    • Friday mornings, 10:00am-12:30pm
      October 6, October 20, November 3
      -OR-
    • Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm-8:00pm
      October 10, October 24, November 7, November 28

Sleep & Sorrow: A Workshop on Enhancing Restorative Sleep While Grieving is a workshop to learn how grief affects sleep. Walk away with practical sleep strategies you can implement immediately. This will be a hands-on workshop that includes guided meditation, aromatherapy, and a take-home sleep spray.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • October 26 (Thursday) 6:30pm-8:00pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

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

Self Care for the Soul: Chair Yoga is a time to 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. 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. Space is limited.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • November 17 (Friday) 11:00am-12:30pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

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

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.

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

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

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

Suicide Loss Group is a support group specifically for children who have experienced the death of a loved one by suicide. Offers a time to connect with others, talk about their loss, and learn more about the unique grief feelings/reactions that come with a suicide death. Participants will be divided into groups by age as appropriate.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • September 14 (Thursday) 6:00pm-8:00pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

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.
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

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
      September 25: What in the World is Grief?
      October 9: Telling "My Story" of Grief
      October 23: My Grief Journey from Hurt to Healing
      November 6: 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

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 is required at all sessions.
Registration is required by October 31, please call 919.719.7199

    • November 7, 14, and 21 (Tuesdays) 6:00pm-7:30pm
      Transitions LifeCare | 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607

Parenting Workshop: Helping Kids Through the Holidays is a grief education workshop for parents and caregivers of grieving children to learn more about how to support children during holidays and other special days as well as connect with other parents. Childcare for children ages 5 and up provided upon request. Registration required two weeks in advance for childcare.
Registration is required, please call 919.719.7199

    • November 9 (Thursday) 6:00pm-8:30pm
      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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