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Group Meeting in Towson.

This week, Coordinator Kathy Sirota, LCSW-C, will lead a group discussion on Loss. Then there will be small-group break-out sessions.

Newcomers please join us at 7:00 PM

The Regular Meeting begins at 7:30 PM

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to meeting other members and offering and receiving support.

    July 2, 2013

  • Ken C.

    You may recognize the stages of loss as the stages of grief, Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Despair, Acceptance.
    We deny the loss. In the initial shock, it can be too much to deal with, at first. Denial can be a defense from over indulgence in anguish/despair.
    We bargain with ourselves, others, our higher power. We consider making changes to ourselves that we wouldn't normally, but for the purpose of not suffering in the loss.
    We get angry with ourselves, others, and possibly our higher power, as well. The steps to overcome our loss can anger us.
    We get overwhelmed by anguish, pain, hurt. It can involve uncontrollable weeping, crying, sobbing. Hope can seem lost.

    June 21, 2013

  • Ken C.

    In acceptance, we can better verbalize the pain and suffering we experienced. We gain confidence as we sort things out and realize the stages of loss are natural, expected and temporary. Confidence fosters personal growth. Loss can foster creative changes we want for ourselves.
    Peer support is a potent ingredient in dealing with the loss. Education, and others' experiences having been through the process and survived to support others builds hope and helps those who are stuck in a stage. With Peer Support, we can discover if we are stuck in a stage, or if we've avoided a stage, and the benefits that come with traveling through. Winston Churchill is quoted, after France fell and before the US entered World War II, "If you are going through hell, keep going." It is important to keep going, but go through, we must.

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello everyone. I'm sorry I missed you all tonight. I will alternate Wednesdays to attend bible study at my church in DC and this group. I bet you all had a wonderful meeting. Can't wait to see you all next week. Take care.

    June 19, 2013

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