- The loss of your loved one
- The changes in your life
- Pain, emptiness, restlessness
- Anger, guilt, remorse
- Hopelessness and loneliness
- Time to heal
- Time to think and remember
- Someone to talk to
- Crying is an acceptable and healthy expression of grief and a release of built-up tension. Cry freely as you feel the need.
- Try to maintain a balanced diet, get rest and moderate exercise. Avoid the use of drugs and alcohol.
- Give yourself extra lifts: hot baths, afternoon naps, a trip, time with special people, a walk in the woods, a favourite food.
- Talk about your loss. This is the most important thing you can do to reduce the pain.
- Accept yourself. Be gentle with yourself and reach out for help. It will help you cope and support you. to heal.
- Each Spring and Fall, Hospice holds a 7-week Grief Support Group.
- Two-hour sessions take place every Wednesday at Bobby’s Hospice from 6:30—8:30 pm.
- No charge to attend.
- Delivered by trained and experienced staff and volunteers.
Register in advance. Call Hospice at 632-5593.
Topics covered include:
- Specific Grief Reactions/Feelings
- The Journey of Grief Video by Doug Manning
- Nutritional Wellness
- Taking Care of You
- Sharing Special Mementos
- Anniversaries/Special Occasions & Dates To Remember
- Caring for the Spirit through Art
- Moving Through Grief & Coping
Remember your loved ones in our special annual non-denominational service held each November at Assumption Parish, Saint John West.
Hospice has an extensive library filled on books, information and videos on grief and loss.