Grief Support Group on Seabrook Island

Have you experienced the death of a loved one and wondered how to live with your grief? Because each person’s grief is unique, there is no one or right way to navigate the waves of grief nor is there a timetable for grief. So what can be helpful?

Peer support groups are one type of help for those faced with loss. Many people find comfort in the companionship of group support, knowing they are not alone in their experience of grief, and having a break from the loneliness and isolation that is often felt. By listening to stories and perspectives of others, new ideas for coping emerge and this offers hope that one can survive loss. And it’s also not unusual for some comic relief to occur in the form of laughter and lightness. Grief is not a club anyone wants to join; once you’re in it though, there is a great benefit to feeling understood, accepted and validated by others. 

The Grief Group on Seabrook Island is a peer support group that meets monthly, usually on the third Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm in the Eagle’s Nest room at The Lake House. Led by a facilitator, the meeting starts in a circle where participants are invited to share what is on their minds. There is no pressure to share if one is uncomfortable doing so. The meeting is then followed by a simple dinner with casual, friendly conversation for those who wish to stay. New members are warmly welcomed.

The next meeting is Thursday, December 15, at 4:30 pm, (instead of the usual Wednesday date) at The Lake House. For more information, contact Mary Fleck at 908-208-6640.

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