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Support Groups: Grief and Loss
Facing Loss - Grief and Bereavement Support Group
An 11-week grief support group designed to provide information and guidance for grieving adults. Participants will receive support, learn how to process their grief and develop strategies for going forward. The group creates a safe environment for mutual learning as group members share their experience of loss.
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 18 - December 4, 2018
Harrison HealthPartners Hematology & Oncology Poulsbo
19600 10th Avenue Northwest
Suite 100 Poulsbo, WA 98370
Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
September 19 - December 5, 2018
Claremont Senior Living
2707 Clare Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310
Registration required. To register, or for more information, contact Nani Baran, Bereavement Coordinator, Harrison Medical Center, at 360-744-5616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding Ways Through Grief Using Grief Yoga and Journaling
This event is designed to equip participants with selected grief yoga poses, provide introductory grief education and resources, with opportunity for journal writing in a small group environment facilitated by Melissa Phelps, MS, RYT 5000 Integrative Health Practitioner and trained yoga instructor and Sandy Bochonok, D.Min, hospice bereavement counselor. Participants are invited to bring: yoga mat, pillow, paper for journaling. Lunch is not provided so please bring your own lunch or plan to eat at the hospital cafeteria.
Registration required. To register or request more information, call Sandy Bochonok at 360-782-6337.
Two separate offerings:
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
October 11 or December 6, 2018
Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale
Silverdale, WA 98383
Hospice Loss Support Group
For family members of hospice patients and bereaved individuals within the community.
Various locations and times, please contact the counselor listed with the group for details and registration.
Living with Grief Through the Holidays
This program provides practical information about what to expect during the upcoming holidays and ideas for taking care of yourself and your family while grieving during special and difficult times of the year.
Saturday, November 17,2018
1 – 3 p.m.
Silverdale Methodist Church
9982 Silverdale Way Northwest
Silverdale, WA 98383
To RSVP or for more information, please contact Sandy Bochonok at 360-782-6337.
Music presented by the Tapestry Singers.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Event Location will be provided upon registration. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Traci Lenzi at 253-534-7181.
Moving Toward Healing - A Grief and Bereavement Workshop
This 3-hour workshop provides information and support for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. Participants will learn how to move toward healing their loss and how to take steps toward finding meaning in their lives.
Free and open to the public.
To pre-register (not required) or for more information, contact Nani Baran, Bereavement Coordinator, Harrison Medical Center, at 360-744-5616 or email@example.com.
Select Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
September 29, October 27, November 17, December 15, 2018
Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale
Silverdale, WA 98383
Ongoing Phone Grief Group
This is a support group for family members and friends of people who have lost someone on Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care Service. It offers the opportunity from the comfort of your home or office to share personal experiences and to provide practical and emotional support for one another. Discussions are led by bereavement counselors.
This group meets on the phone the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from noon – 1 p.m.
Registration required. To register or learn more, please contact Sandy Bochonok at 360-782-6337.
Recognizing Grief - Ongoing, Drop-in Grief and Loss Support Groups
Are you dealing with the death of a spouse, parent, child or other loved one in the past 16 months? Does it feel as if the sadness will never lift, or that you are isolated from friends and family? Grieving can be painful, and also healing. While everyone experiences loss differently, grief that is expressed and experienced within a supportive environment has the power to heal. These ongoing grief support groups provide an opportunity to listen, share and learn from others.
Registration is required and group location will be provided at that time. Please contact the counselor listed under the group you are interested in attending.
First and third Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (There will be no groups in August)
For information, please call Traci Lenzi at 253-534-7181
Second and fourth Thursdays from 6:30–8 p.m. (There will be no groups in August)
For information, please call Susan Mix at 253-534-7016
Third Monday from noon – 1:30 p.m.
For information and location, please call Peggy McEntee at 253-538-4627
First and third Wednesdays from 2–3:30 p.m. (There will be no groups in August.)
For information and location, please call Karen Campbell-Wood at 206-965-2904
Second and fourth Mondays from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Highline Medical Center, 3 Cedar, Classrooms 1 & 2
No registration required
For information, please call Chaplain Julie Vaughn at 206-901-8532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First and third Mondays from 6–7:30 p.m. ( There will be no groups the month of August and September 3 – Federal Holiday)
For information, please call Karen Campbell-Wood at 206-965-2904
Six-week Grief Group by Telephone Conference Call
This group has been designed for our bereaved family members who live out of state or are unable to attend one of our groups that meet at a physical location. It offers you the opportunity to call from the comfort and privacy of your home or office.
December 5, 2018 – January 16, 2019 (No group December 26, 2018)
Wednesdays, 2–4 p.m.
To register, contact Sandy Bochonok at 360-782-6337. Upon registration, members will be provided the toll free number and access code. Group materials will be mailed prior to group start date.
Six-week Grief and Loss Support Groups
Groups meet weekly for six consecutive weeks. In order to get the best results, we strongly recommend participants commit to attending all six sessions as materials build from previous sessions. A minimum of six participants is needed for a group to proceed.
Hospice House - University Place
September 22 - October 27, 2018
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon
November 7 - December 19, 2018
Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m.
No group November 21 (day before Thanksgiving)
Gig Harbor - St. Anthony Hospital
Finding ways through grief using the expressive arts of SoulCollage© and Journaling
Grief in the first year can be like an unwelcome guest that shows up on your doorstep and moves in without an invitation. We can feel like a stranger in our own body and life. Our mind works overtime trying to get us to a place of normalcy, yet it is our heart and body that need to be in the lead, with the mind following to allow painful emotions and emories to be experienced and expressed. In the beginning it can be difficult to find the words that can describe the disorientation and un-grounding of grief. This offering provides the opportunity to be in community with other newly bereaved, to share your encounters with grief, learn different ways to express it and trust as you grow and work through your eelings of loss. A minimum of six participants is needed for a group to proceed.
Thursday, October 4 - November 8, 2018
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dani Hart, M.S.Ed., Spiritual Director, Hospice Volunteer, SoulCollage® Facilitator
Peggy McEntee, EdM, CHTP
For more information and to register please contact Peggy at 253-538-4627
Find out more about SoulCollage©.