Grief, Loss, and Life: An 8-week Group Process
Grief and Loss. These terms can be loaded with deep feelings, and we sometimes avoid them at all costs. Sometimes we feel nothing or numb. It can feel like a wilderness, with unending up hills or deep valleys. We sometimes say it feels “foggy”. We may not know where to turn or we may know that what we have been doing “doesn’t seem to be working”. Often there are complex factors, family or interpersonal dynamics, isolation, longing, guilt, relief, anger, regret…our hearts ache.
However you may identify your experiences, you are invited to consider this processing group for adults.
Upcoming sessions to be announced
We will introduce concepts, processing, and activities that foster learning and support. Ultimately, this group process will be a sacred place to honor your individual loss experience.
This is an 8-week group process, meeting virtually via a HIPAA-compliant platform.
- Must be an adult (18+)
- Virginia residents only
- Participants must commit to attending the entire 8-week set of sessions (April 5 – May 24, 2022) to help foster group cohesion.
- A complimentary 30-minute initial intake phone session is required to assess whether the group is a good fit for each client’s needs. All paperwork and intake must be completed by March 31, 2022.
- The fee is $80/session ($640 for the duration of the group).
Please contact Natalie, group facilitator, with questions or to join.
Meet the Facilitator
Natalie Jensen, MSW is a Supervisee in Social Work. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan. Continuing education includes training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, studying with Dr. Alan Wolfelt’s Center for Loss and Life Transition. and training with David Kessler. Natalie incorporates an integrative companioning approach on the journey of loss and life transitions.
To Apply: Schedule a complimentary 30-minute phone intake session with Natalie Jensen, MSW no later than March 31, 2022.
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Our human experience includes the need to mourn. No matter the loss type, the outward sharing of inward feeling is necessary. But, it does not mean we all activate it in the same way. In fact, part of the unique journey we undertake is finding with whom and how we share with others. It is, however, a part of processing that needs to be heard and witnessed.
We can choose to suppress grief’s attention-seeking signals; however, complete disregard for grief’s journey might create a more difficult path. Taking a pause and honoring some of our deeper grief emotions can be challenging. Yet, if these emotions are left in a box, ignored, or continually deferred, they may show up for us in far more egregious ways.