Stepping Stones: Your Grief, Your Journey

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? Stepping Stones: Your Grief, Your Journey is a monthly facilitated grief group for those age 18 and older who have experienced loss and need a safe place to learn how to cope with their feelings. Each month there will be a free session to help you through your grieving journey.

Sessions held the third Monday of each month at:

  • HFM Harbor Town Campus
  • Cooperstown Room
  • 1650 S. 41st St., Manitowoc
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  • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

April
15

Introduction

Introduction to Stepping Stones, group guidelines/confidentiality, and common reactions to grief. Learn about the grief support group sessions.

May
20

Personal safety

When we are grieving, we let our guard down. Join us as a local expert shares tips and ideas to keep you and your loved ones safe.

June
17

Emotions and the grieving process

The loss of safety and security in the survivor’s world can cause anxiety. People can become sick with grief as they deal with depression. This session will help participants learn how to understand their emotions and the grieving process—what’s normal and when is it time to reach out for extra help.

July
15

Adjusting to new roles

Why are family members taking on different roles after the death of a family member? Learn more about how family structures can change due to the death of a family member.

August
19

Self Care

Self-care isn’t selfish. When you’re strong and resilient, you are better able to face life’s ups and downs.

September
16

Forgiveness

Just like love, forgiveness is a loaded word. Some of us need to forgive our loved ones for dying or some other unsettled matter. Some of us need to forgive ourselves for things we did/didn’t do or say. Some of us need to forgive God. Together, we will explore the concept of forgiveness—what it is, what it isn’t, and how it can help you in your grief journey.

October
21

Hope for the holidays

The first milestones (birthdays, anniversaries or holidays) without a loved one can be tough, but you can take steps and create new rituals to keep your loved one alive and prepare yourself and your family for your “new normal.”

November
18

Gratitude

Studies have shown that those who can identify something to be grateful for, even in times of difficulty, do better in other key indicators of overall wellness. Learn about the importance of having gratitude during a difficult time.

December
16

Silent night: a time for reflection

During the Christmas season, people can lose sight of what’s important to them. Let us reflect on the season and the little things that make the biggest impact. Together, we will take time for self-care, making small investments in ourselves so that we can be the resilient beings we are intended to be.

2019 topics are subject to change based on speaker availability and group need.

No registration needed.

There is no registration required to attend these sessions. Please call (920) 320-4235 with any questions