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GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you’re going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you work through your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life. There are thousands of GriefShare support groups meeting throughout the US, Canada and more than 10 other countries. Northlake is pleased to be part of this ministry network in the greater Garland area.
How GriefShare Works
It may be hard for to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:
1. Video Seminar with Experts
Each week your GriefShare group will watch a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery. These videos are produced in an easy-to-watch television magazine format — featuring expert interviews, real-life case studies, dramatic reenactments, and on-location video.
2. Support Group Discussion with Focus
After viewing the video, group members spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what’s going on in their lives.
3. Workbook-Based Personal Study and Reflection
During the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling. Your group will spend time discussing questions and comments from the workbook study.
When to Join a GriefShare Group
You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any session. Each is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You’ll be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week cycle and view any videos you may have missed.
Who Should Come – Who Should Not
GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a loved one. Many other life situations bring deep grief — such as separation and/or divorce, a dying loved one, relational estrangement, losing a loved one to an unbiblical religious cult, losing custody of a child through divorce, and more. If you’re struggling with a loss not due to a death, GriefShare is not designed to meet your grief needs for healing. We encourage you to ask your pastor or another church leader for guidance in finding an appropriate support group or counselor.