The Downtown Coalition for Grief Support offers an educational and emotional support group to those who have lost a loved one. Excellent speakers, trained facilitators and a group of others who have experienced loss make these sessions a place of healing. Gatherings occur on Saturday mornings. Scroll down to view the schedule of speakers.
While everyone responds to grief in different ways, at different paces, one thing remains constant: the ongoing support of family, friends and those who understand loss helps us heal.
The Downtown Coalition for Grief Support is a unique resource to help adults understand and express grief, and most of all, begin moving forward. We are an all-volunteer, non-denominational organization that believes in the power of people to turn pain into promise.
Because each of our members has come through an individual experience of loss, we offer encouragement, education and comfort on both professional and personal terms.
10:30-11:30—Small Group Discussion
Bob Albers “The Spiritual Dimensions of Grief”
Lowell Johnson "Grief and Forgiveness"
Jenny Simmonds "Understanding How Children Grieve"
Marjorie Watson Grief and Poetry
Susan Thornton Grief and Resilience
Dawn Miller "Music Therapy and Grief"
Lois Untinen Personal Story--Spouse loss
Lorry Lundborg Personal Story--Spouse Loss
Wendy Brown Baez “Cultivating Resiliency”
Jim Vogt "Grief-The Fabric of Our Lives"
Dan Johnson "Telling Our Stories"
Dick Anderson "Depression and Anxiety"
Ted Bowman “What Do We Know About Grief?”
Ted Bowman “Storying and Re-storying After Losses”
Dennis Herschbach Personal Story
Lizz Levang “Different Styles of Grieving”