Finding Hope & Connection:
Grief Support for Families
Ideal for any group struggling with child loss
Child loss is lonely, heartbreaking, and horribly discouraging. Grieving families need their feelings and experiences validated and to be heard. Allowing them the space to learn and share can help families begin to feel more connected and less isolated which can lead to more peaceful moments.
This program will help participants:
Identify where they are in the grief process
Move forward without moving on, in a way that honours their child
Acknowledge and honour their loss
Find empathy and compassion for themselves and others
Cope with the pain
Feel connected to other parents
Find strength to support themselves and their families
Sharing coupled with learning helps equip parents, siblings, and grandparents with coping mechanisms and strategies to continue on after losing a child. Hearing another mom's experience, challenges, and stories of overcoming can encourage and motivate families to work together and begin healing.
Grief is unique for everyone
What is 'normal' when grieving
How grief and loss impacts relationships
Tools and resources to assist in understanding sadness, mourning, anger, and acceptance
The importance of surrounding yourself with a community
You are not alone
This 1 hour presentation is perfect for agencies who wish to provide extra support for grieving families, such as funeral homes, support groups, and grief conferences.
~This presentation is followed by an hour of discussion and sharing as well as a list of helpful resources for attendees~
What people are saying:
We asked Lisa to come to our funeral home to speak to a group of bereaved parents and siblings from our area. We found her presentation to be engaging, informative and effective, and we received positive feedback and appreciation from the attendees. We will not hesitate to ask Lisa back for future sessions.
Gaylene and Mark Matthews
Matthews Funeral Home, Melville.
Lisa recently travelled to Saskatoon to attend an open house we had organized on February 19th, 2020. Lisa’s presentation was well prepared, with relatable ( and inspiring !! ) visuals for our attending mothers. What I personally enjoy about Lisa’s presentation, is her lovely rapport with her fellow bereaved parents. She address all the complex issues; from balancing family life, other interpersonal relationships, self care, and everything in between, with honesty. (see full testimonial HERE)