Grieving With Words is a grief group where people share their grief experiences in the written format. It is not therapy, but instead a place where you can find connection to others that might be going through some of the same grief experiences as you.
Grief is a tricky and difficult thing to navigate in our culture. Our culture tends to not make much space for our grief experience. We might have a memorial service or a celebration of life to remember and celebrate the one who has died. Then, we are given three days of bereavement leave provided by our employer, and afterwards we are thrust back into the current of life. The problem is grief is not something we do, as much as it is a space we inhabit. Sure, there can be strategies for navigating our grief, but often it can feel like our grief has a mind of its own. What's more, grief works on its own timeline too.
This writing group is a place where your grief is welcome. It is a space where you, as a grieving individual, are welcomed to just to be, to share thoughts, to feel feelings, and share your unedited experience with others who are also grieving the loss of a loved one. It is place to find community and connection, instead of being alone.