The purpose of these 1-hour sessions is to provide a safe and healing place for those struggling with grief. There is a notion that people should be able ‘just get over’ their grief, when the reality is that grief is a complicated process for most everyone and the only path forward is going through it.
Among other things, the group offers people who are grieving the opportunity to be with others who are also are on the grief journey. It means you are likely to meet people who are genuinely understanding and sympathetic. You are fellow travelers on the same road.
Kevin J. Bliss is the leader of the group, trained and certified as an End-of-Life Coach by Coaching at the End of Life. Coaching is an ideal methodology for working with those who are grieving as it is designed to meet people exactly where they are their journey and to assist them in finding their own path forward.
To be a "group," a minimum of 2 people in addition to the organizers is necessary for the meeting to take place. If less than 2 people have signed up by the afternoon of the event, the meeting will be cancelled. If less than 2 actually show up, the event will be abbreviated and the group will be only social, not a formal Grief Support Group event.