November 23, 10 am to 1 pm
Smullin Center, 2825 E. Barnett Road in Medford
Bring photos of your loved ones for a sharing table
For more information, watch this interview from KOBI 5 news:
This NY Times essay is a moving account of the aftermath of a teen’s suicide and the difficulty her mom had in going out in public afterward.
Here’s what one of her friends did — a good reminder for how to be with each other in grief: “Unexpectedly, I ran into Lin…I steel myself for her approach. But she neither avoids me, nor makes light conversation. Instead, she walks right up, looks me straight in the eyes, and gives me a very long, tight hug. Then she walks on. Not a word uttered. Nothing is required of me. I slowly exhale. I couldn’t have told Lin what I needed, but somehow, she has gotten it exactly right.” Read more…
We always like to see educational materials in the mainstream media on grief. This article comes from US News and has some very helpful suggestions on helping others who are grieving. Click here to read it.
Loss of a companion animal is a disenfranchised loss in our society. This essay makes some important points on why WinterSpring has a new support group for Companion Animal Loss. Read about the science and emotion around grief triggered by the loss of a beloved animal. Click here to get the article.
WinterSpring’s Children’s Program at Bellview School has been a wonderful experience for these kids. Thanks to Sherry Nurre, our trained volunteer, for spearheading an additional program in Ashland. We also have our ongoing program in Medford. Call our office for more information about the programs coming up during the next school year: 541-552-0620.
New group in collaboration with Wise Women Care Associates:
This is a series for mothers and couples who have experienced the loss of a child during pregnancy or infancy.
This group will meet once a month starting in July 2013.
Facilitated by Tressi Albee, who has completed WinterSpring’s Professional Grief & Loss Training and has extensive experience with bereavement issues and facilitating grief support groups.
Please call Wise Women Care Associates for more information or to register:
Thanks Alisha Krukowski for sharing this wonderful article about letting go into grief.
“When we try to “keep it together” for other people, or for ourselves, when all we really need to do is let go, and feel, and hurt, and crumble. We live in a strange society that honors the “strength” of grieving people who don’t cry, who are “brave,” who “move on.” I’ve always felt in my heart of hearts that all of that was so wrong. So why did I fall for it myself when Mom died?” …more
(Photo courtesy of Hello Grief.)
The Ashland Daily Tidings published an essay written by our executive director on the importance of staff in nonprofits. Learn more about what we do every day by reading this essay.
How to be with them: