THERE IS HELP
The death of someone we care about can be one of the most difficult experiences of life. Words seem inadequate to describe how painful the grief we feel can be. It is often much more challenging than we expect and than others seem to think.
These articles will help you understand something about the grief and how we can help ourselves and others through the difficult process.
These articles were written by Dr Bill Webster, our Director of Grief Education, and are part of a comprehensive library available on our Grief Journey web portal. Dr Bill is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for the Grief Journey. He earned his doctorate at the University of Toronto in 1990, and has been awarded the prestigious Fellow in Thanatology by the Association of Death Education and Counselling (ADEC).
Dr Bill`s knowledge of grief is not just in theory, but from a very difficult personal experience. In 1983, Bill`s young wife died suddenly of a heart attack, leaving him not only to cope with his loss, but also to raise his 2 sons, who were only 9 and 7 when their mother died. Dr Bill has become a recognized author, a renowned international speaker and seminar leader, and brings 30 years of experience in the field of grief support and counselling.
These articles will help you understand the grief you may be feeling and how you can cope when someone you care about dies.
Coping with Loss
These articles and links will help you understand the dynamics of specific losses.
Children and Grief
Helping those who Grieve
- How to Help Someone who is Grieving
- How to Help Handle Special days and Holidays
Saint John Vianney parish in Bath will be holding our 3rd and 4th sessions of Surviving the Holidays on Tuesday, December 7th at either 2-4pm or 6-8pm in the Empire Room of the Dormann Library in Bath.
Additionally, our regular 13-week GriefShare program will begin again on Tuesday, January 11th from 6-8pm also at the Dormann Library. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
Register online at griefshare.org