It Hurts to Lose Someone

Find Help at "Good Grief"

Group Starts Nov 8, 2021 | Fountain Hills, AZ

The “Good Grief” support group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

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About “Good Grief”

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone.

Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for “Good Grief”. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief toward healing and hope for the future.

What to Expect

“Good Grief” is a support group that meets weekly. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an oasis on your long journey through grief. There are three key parts to your “Good Grief” experience.

Video Seminar

Encouraging information-packed videos featuring leading grief recovery experts.

Support Group

Small group discussion about the weekly video content.

Workbook

Journaling and personal study exercises that reinforce the weekly session topics.

Cost

$20 (Includes Workbook)

Scholarships Available

Leadership

“Good Grief” is hosted by Pastor Jeff Teeples, Senior Pastor at Shepherd of the Hills and facilitated by others who have also lost loved ones.

The group is open to all and begins on Monday November 8.

 

Weekly Schedule

2:00 Gather

2:15 Topic of the Day / Video

3:00 Group Discussion

3:55 Closing

Click here to jump to complete schedule and topics.

Who Should Come

“Good Grief” is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in Good Grief sessions. We encourage you to ask a pastor, counselor, or church leader for help in finding resources that will be of specific help in your situation.

Ready to Join?

To register for the “Good Grief” group starting November 8,
click the button above or call the church office at (480) 837-9532.

In Their Own Words

Group Members Describe their Experience

"It saved my life."
"I'm a new person ready for the next step in my life!"
"You find out that you aren't crazy."
"I thought it might be depressing, but honestly it felt good to know I'm not alone."
"I felt so safe and loved."
"This group is amazing. It fills my tank every week."
"The best thing I ever did for myself."

Meeting Schedule

You are welcome to begin attending our group at any point. Each session is “self-contained” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed our next cycle.

Date
Time & Location

Topic

Monday
November 8
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Is This Normal?

  • You’ll discover why your grief experience is harder than you imagined
  • Why the intensity and duration of your emotions are normal and appropriate
  • Despite how you feel right now, there is reason for hope
Monday
November 15
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Challenges of Grief

  • You’ll learn more eye-opening reasons why your pain is so overwhelming
  • Some of the overlooked, yet common, effects grief has on your mind, body, and spirit
  • How to get things done when you don’t feel like you have any energy
Monday
November 22
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

The Journey of Grief – Part 1

  • You’ll learn helpful goals to set on your journey of grief
  • How to deal with those who try to rush you through your grief
  • How long the journey of grief typically lasts
Monday
November 29
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

The Journey of Grief – Part 2

  • You’ll learn why it’s important to put effort into your healing
  • How the events surrounding your loved one’s death affect your grief
  • The best ways to deal with your loved one’s belongings
Monday
December 6
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Grief and Your Relationships

  • You’ll find out how the death of a loved one affects your friendships
  • Why solitude can be a blessing and a curse
  • How to deal with friends who don’t understand your grief
Monday
December 13
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Why?

  • This session demonstrates that God wants you to share your feelings with Him
  • Why being honest with God is an expression of faith
  • What God has to say to you about your “why” questions
Monday
December 20
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Guilt and Anger

  • You’ll learn how to deal with false guilt
  • How to grieve conflicted relationships
  • How to handle grief-related anger
Monday
January 3
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Complicating Factors

  • You’ll begin to see how traumatic experiences affect grief
  • How to deal with nightmares and flashbacks
  • How your thinking affects your emotions
Monday
January 10
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Stuck

  • You’ll discover how to prevent getting stuck in grief
  • Common misconceptions that hinder healing
  • Why your path to healing isn’t always smooth
Monday
January 17
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Lessons of Grief – Part 1

  • You’ll become aware of an often-overlooked reason that grief is so painful
  • Why going to church can be so difficult
  • The benefits of helping others
Monday
January 24
2 – 4 pm
Fellowship Hall

Lessons of Grief – Part 2

  • This session provides a more complete picture of who you are now that your loved one is gone
  • Why no one grieves perfectly
  • What grief can teach you about relationships

Meeting Location

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
16150 East El Lago Blvd
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-9532

Ready to Join?

To register for the “Good Grief” group starting November 8,
click the button above or call the church office at (480) 837-9532.

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