Grief Support Group Meetings

After the loss of a loved one, we experience a wide variety of feelings and emotions. The ever-changing emotions we experience with grief can catch us off guard, causing us to act out of character or differently than our typical personality or demeanor. We need a support system to help us move through our grief journey. We may think we can cope with the loss alone but that does not work.

 


GriefShare

A Christian ministry that involves video and discussion. It is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. The purpose of it is to offer hope at a hopeless time.

Community Bible Church Bulverde
7100 US HWY 281 N
Spring Branch, TX 78070

Please click here to send an email or call 830-228-5654 for more information.

Click here to visit the GriefShare website.

 

New Beginnings

The meetings are sponsored by Alamo Hospice. Please contact Bryce Boddie at (830) 816-5024 for dates and times of meetings.

 

Compassionate Friends

A group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings

Ambulatory Care Center
620 Cully Drive,
Kerrville, TX 78028
(Next to Sid Peterson Hospital.)

For additional information, contact Sue Endsley at 830-928-7745.

 

Bridging the Gap

Emotional support for children and families who have lost someone significant in their lives.

Small group sessions are held for children, ages 5-18, and adults every other Tuesday from October-February. Each group is limited to seven children and is facilitated by a trained volunteer.

Click here for the Bridging the Gap Brochure.

 

Mo-Ranch - A Safe Place: Retreat for Beraved Parents

Safe Place Retreat is an aid to help parents recover from the loss of a child.

For more information see the discussion on the following link.

Safe Place Retreat for Bereaved Parents

 

The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas

Linking hearts, mending spirits, transforming lives.

Mission: To foster healing for grieving youth, their families and the community through peer support programs, counseling, training, education, and outreach.

205 West Olmos Drive
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 736-4847

Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas

 

GriefWorks

GriefWorks helps children ages 5–18 grieve the loss of a loved one in a way that brings them closer to answers they are seeking.

 

Journeys Through Grief

The Journey Through Grief Newsletter Blog provides resources for coping with grief, loss and traumatic stress with a focus on bereaved parents.


Listen to one grieving widow who tells her view of the benefit of these groups.

When my husband died three years ago, I knew I could handle it. My family had a history of burying feelings and emotions with the loved one. Three years later, after all my busy-ness, redecorating and traveling, I was a mess. I was emotionally stuck, unable to move on. My mother was dying and I was falling apart. My grief for my mother was intense but it was clear to everyone and finally me that I had not grieved for my husband and finally the cork was out of the bottle.

I never grieved. I never had done the work that I need to rediscover my emotional compass. After going to the grief recovery group, listening to others as they found their way, and doing homework, I am slowly piecing my old self back together as my new self. It takes a village is a saying that fits my new mantra. Leaning on others, finding strength in a common need, a journey of self-discovery through a supportive group has made all the difference in my life.

Alamo Hospice bereavement group member in Boerne, TX.



Benefits of joining a bereavement support group:

  • Emotional, spiritual, educational, and physical support in a safe and non-judgmental environment
  • Support and understanding from others who have experienced a similar loss
  • The opportunity to begin the healing process through sharing your own story and hearing others
  • Coping skills to help you through the most difficult days of your grief journey
  • The opportunity to discover new traditions and ideas to keep the loved one present in your life
  • Permission to grieve and to live a meaningful, productive life
  • To consider receiving multi-dimensional sources of help: spiritual, emotional, relational, and educational approaches to recovery
  • The possibility of adding new friends to your social life who completely understand the long-term healing that the loss of a loved one requires

Please contact Alamo Hospice to learn about joining an existing Healing the Heart group or Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home on joining their GriefShare group. These two groups are special weekly seminar/support groups for people grieving the death of someone close. It's a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. You will learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. If those group times do not work for you, Alamo Hospice is forming new groups and will seek to accommodate your schedule.

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