A grief support group for ALL types of survivors of a loss by suicide.
Beginning early December, 2020
No cost to participate – this will be offered via Zoom due to current Covid protocol.
“Healing To The Max” is the ONLY therapeutic support group offered specifically to support parents and their children bereaved due to a tragic loss by suicide. This twelve-week, intensive group has been collaboratively designed by fellow survivors and clinical counselors with more than 23 years of experience in group therapy. This group will be taught through a narrative therapy lens and will focus on one aspect of this complicated grieving process, each week.
What Our Group Offers:
– a work binder to keep your weekly handouts
– a book to help facilitate your weekly journaling
– a presentation from a mother of child loss, and author of “Journey to Healing – A Mother’s Guide to Navigating Child Loss”
– a presentation from a highly skilled Reiki Healer
– a session introducing animal-assisted interventions
– a session led by a professional art therapist and much more.
The weekly group will include confidential group discussions, self-reflection, and thoughtful hands-on activities as we support the healing process. This will be an intensive therapeutic group, with the goal of harmoniously complementing individual counseling, and other support groups one may be participating in. Each of our twelve week therapy session facilitator manuals have been designed in collaboration with professionals and fellow survivors, and will be reviewed by Dr. Stefan Brennan Ph.D. Dr. Brennan is a local psychiatrist, specializing in Adult Addiction and Mental Health.
Co-Creator of Healing to The Max, Jill Cowan speaks about, blocks to healing after a loss by suicide, her top three strategies and techniques to learning to live with grief and joy, hand in hand, and practicing self-care and self-love on your journeys of survivorship.
We are looking forward to continuing to work closely with The FSIN team to develop a pilot project to bring to our First Nations’ Communities.
One thing we are passionate about is building an established community of complete support and healing. This includes being an avenue for advocacy work ! We currently developing an innovative approach to an awareness campaign for improving the way we get help for our loved ones whom experience suicidal ideation.