October 18, 2009 · 4:00 PM
About this Meetup Group
Please join us in October for our meetup group: "I Lost Someone Special To Cancer" at Starbucks in Miami Shores. This is a support group open to:
•anyone who has lost someone to cancer
•Current caregivers of people with cancer
Our meetup group is place to meet friends and help us navigate the grief process. We have all gone through it, or may be going through it, and and it's nice to find friends who understand. It's nice to learn that we are not alone. We relax, talk, have coffee, honor loved ones we have lost, honor ourselves for being there for them, and honor each other for being strong.
Lynn and I are reading the book: "Grieving Mindfully" by Sameet M. Kumar, Ph.D. We'll discuss the book and share tips for navigating through the grieving process.
Our meetings are small, and relaxing at Starbucks in Miami Shores. Please join us.
All the best,
Organizer, I Lost Someone Special to Cancer, Meetup.com
Here's a summary of the book:
Grieving Mindfully by Sameet M. Kumar
"Many people who suffer the death of a loved one cling to the experience of grief long after the actual pain of loss goes away. This is because grief itself is a complex issue, fraught with misinformation and unrealistic expectations, often leading to interpersonal isolation at the times people need connection the most. Ironically, it is often by embracing the experience of grief that people become most fully mindful of life.
Grieving readers will find, in this book, a new understanding of their own grief process. They will learn about the spiral staircase, a metaphor used to describe the ebb and flow of emotional pain that typically follow loss.
The book offers readers ways to cope with the events and situations that trigger personal grief by using mindfulness exercises and radical acceptance, a concept that encourages the experience of grief rather than its denial. Ultimately, the book presents strategies for making life more meaningful by acknowledging death and working to embrace life.