I am pleased to announce that “Grow Hope Project” will launch an online group that supports life’s transitions sometime in 2017. Please standby for exact time and Zoom Conference Call information. I hope you will consider joining this online community and find strength in growing hope that you can transcend your story. For more information email: email@example.com.
There are many paths that lead to a greater understanding of life’s experiences. There is no one way that suits all people, and my experience has proven that there are precious pieces of understanding from many, many places, people, organizations, stories and institutions. What resonates with one, may not be what is significent in another. If I can offer any piece of advise in this matter, trust your gut, your intuition, your heart and what has led you to a deeper understanding of your own story.
“Helping Parents Heal”, “The Compassionate Friends”, “Living With Hope” and “Hospice Bereavement Support Groups” have been my go-to’s, along with the professional industry. These organizations have location support meetings and may have online services as well. Below is the Mission Statement of Helping Parents Heal, which has been significant in my living with the loss of my nineteen year old son. I am the facilitator on Living With Hope’s Open Discussion support group which meets online once a month. Anyone of these organizations are rooted in giving tools, resources as you meander through your life story. I have often said, I may not have chosen this particuar piece of my life story, however, it is mine and I have found a way to hold its sacredness with love.
Please email me if you are interested in any of these options. I am here to serve.
Helping Parents Heal – a safe place for bereaved parents and their families
Our Mission: Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. We go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, in a non-dogmatic way. Affiliate groups are expected to welcome everyone regardless of religious (or non-religious) background and allow for open dialog.
For grieving parents and siblings: Please know that you’re not on this road alone. We have also walked this path and share an understanding of the pain you are facing. We are here to help. People may sometimes shun you because they don’t know what to say. Others may not mention your child’s name, fearing it will upset you when it would actually bring you some joy to hear them say that name. Still others may care and have good intentions, but say the wrong thing because they’re not sure what to communicate. Some people may even be so harsh as to ask, “isn’t it time you were over this?” All these things come from ignorance, for only those who have walked in our shoes can truly understand what it feels like to lose a child. We have found a way to heal and move forward in a positive manner. Once again, we’re able to experience joy in our lives and are pleased to share our healing path with you.