When asked about her experience at The Healing Center, this is what one of our Perspectives Group widows had to say:
What impact has this group experience had on your grief journey?
My grief journey became not only possible, but hope-filled and finally joyful.
What were the most valuable aspects of the group experience for you?
I knew I could say whatever was on my heart and others in the group would “get it”.
What did you learn about “where you are” in your grief journey right now?
It was a relief to learn that where I am at any moment is not where I’ll be for the rest of my life. I am not going to get crazier, but I will learn to live with the circumstances of my life.
What changes have you seen or experienced in yourself that you might be able to attribute, at least in part, to your participation in the group?
I can be joyful (without guilt)!
How did your participation in this group impact your relationships with others?
The trust level continues to build. Some of my “old timers” have shared a lot of deep personal stuff over the years.
If you could describe in a sentence or two what this group meant to you what would you say?
I continue to be amazed that the sharing of life experiences profoundly impacted by grief can be so empowering and uplifting.