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Consistent Weekly Support

 

Facing the Mourning
4-Week Support Group

An interactive support group designed to help with the grieving process by using visual and thought-provoking tools. During these four sessions, the participants share their story, build memorials, compose letters, write in journals and develop goals with milestones. Designed for all types of losses, individuals and family members.

New Beginnings

6-Week Support Group for Loss of a Spouse

During the 1st Year

The days, weeks and months following the loss of a spouse or partner may be filled with many unexpected and challenging struggles. Within the first year, these may seem impossible to cope with. In this group you will be invited to partake in discussions and doable tasks to help create a sense of movement and purpose, including reflections and activities between sessions.

The 6 interactive meetings will deal with many of the difficult topics that arise during the first year after the loss of a spouse/partner.

Legacies of Loss

6-Week Support Group
After the 1st Year

Following an experience of the profound loss of a loved one, life can become charted by periods of uncertainty or loneliness or sadness. While there is an undeniable intensity within the first year to two years following a death, there often are other grief experiences that lay beyond that initial early bereavement period that may need a different tending and care. This six week interactive program works from a “problem-focused, solution-oriented” lens and is designed for individuals who experienced a significant death loss at least one year ago and are feeling stuck and would like to regain energy for living as well as a stronger sense of purpose and meaning in this life. 

Relationships and Grief

4-Week Support Group

Grief cracks us wide open, other pain and past losses come up and need to come out. Relationship issues surface. Sometimes we feel a pull to make ourselves better and the need for change. This group will provide a safe space to discuss and process the different ways grief affects relationships with others and ourselves. In these 4 weeks, we will discuss topics like:
How have your relationships changed?
How people seem to disappear, and new people appear who can support you.
How roles change and we sometimes need to find a new way to relate to people in our lives or we need to find a new community of people who understand.
What boundaries can you set to manage difficult relationships?

Join a Monthly Grief Support Group

What is a Support Group at HeartLight Center?

Anyone who has experienced a death-loss, and is at least of 18 years of age, is invited to attend an open support group at HeartLight Center. Open support groups allow participants to attend as often or as little as needed and attendance is not taken.

Groups at HeartLight are led by trained, peer facilitators. Facilitators will open group with agreed upon expectations and then participants are invited to introduce themselves and share as much, or as little, as feels comfortable. Some facilitators will offer a reading or prompt during group, but groups do not have a set topic, which allows participants to ask questions and talk about topics that are meaningful to them. We invite you to attend group when it feels best for you, regardless of when your loss occurred.

Heart Light Center requests that you register for groups prior to attendance.  Online registration will close 24-hours prior to group.

Loss of a Parent(s)
Support Group

An ongoing support group for those who have experienced the death of a parent(s), grandparent(s) or adult caregivers. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7pm at HeartLight Center.

Men’s Loss of a Spouse/Partner
Support Group

Dedicated to the unique issues encountered by men who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner or significant other. Meets on the 1st Tuesday monthly at 7pm at HeartLight Center.

 Loss of a Child Support Group

A peer support group for bereaved parents, grandparents, caregivers, and adult siblings who have experienced the death of a child, grandchild, or sibling at any age and for any reason.  Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6pm at HeartLight Center.

Loss of Spouse/Partner
Support Group

An ongoing support group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner or significant other. Meets on the 2nd Wednesday (4pm) and 4th Wednesday (7pm) monthly. You are welcome to attend either or both at HeartLight Center.

Young Loss of a Spouse/Partner Group for 6+ Months

For adults 55 and younger who have experienced the death of a spouse/partner and are at least 6 months or more post loss. Meets on the 1st Thursday monthly at 7pm at the Highlands Church. 

Young Loss of a Spouse/Partner Group – No Timeline

This ongoing support group is opFor adults 55 and younger who have experienced the death of a spouse/partner, regardless of how long ago the death occurred. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday monthly at 6pm at HeartLight Center.

Loss of Spouse/Partner Potluck Dinner Gathering

A monthly dinner gathering to connect with others who have experienced the loss of a spouse, partner or significant other. Attendees are asked to bring a simple dish to share. These social dinner gatherings typically happen on the third Saturday of the month at 5pm. Location will vary.

General Grief Group
Growing Through Grief

This ongoing support group is open to anyone who has experienced a death. We will spend time learning about the grief process and connecting with others. This can be a helpful group if you are newly bereaved and/or new to HeartLight, but is open to all at any point on your grief journey. Meets on the last Thursday of the month at 4pm at HeartLight Center.

Bereaved Siblings Support Group

This group is specifically for adult individuals who are grieving the loss of a sibling, whether the death happened recently or years ago, at any age and for any reason.
Meets the first Thursday of the month at 4:30pm at HeartLight Center starting in December.

Suicide Loss Grief Support Group

For those who have experienced a loss to suicide. Meets on the fourth Monday monthly at 4pm at HeartLight Center.

Transforming After a Suicide Loss
(for those at least 1+ year post-loss)

Join us for a new group specific to those who have experienced a loss to suicide and are at least one year post-loss to engage in topic-specific discussions after the first year of grief. Meets on the second Monday of the month at 4pm at HeartLight Center starting January 2024.

Survivors of Substance Loss

This group is for adult individuals who have experienced a death loss where substance use, abuse or overdose were part of the life/death narrative. This group meets on the third Monday of the month at 7pm at HeartLight Center.

Upcoming Workshops

We welcome you to join us for upcoming seminars and workshops that explore various topics on the grief journey.

Intro to TRE Workshop – Denver

 

This in-depth intro class covers Tension & Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®). These simple exercises can assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and the physical effects of trauma.

Meeting Saturday, June 1st from 4:00pm-6:00pm at HeartLight Center

Cost: $20

Space is Limited. Registration is Required.

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Healing with Horses

 

A unique offering for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Allow yourself this gift to get outdoors and interact with horses who can support you on your grief journey. Horses are non-judgmental beings who model and invite humans to become present and honest with our feelings, emotions, and thoughts. They are excellent communicators and listeners who respond to what they receive from us, making them great mirrors for our learning, growth, and healing. *No prior horse experience is needed, we will engage with the horses safely on the ground.

Workshops are offered in partnership with Tru Community Care at private ranches in Boulder and Lyons. Choose the date/location that works best for you, cost is $100 per participant:

Equine Workshop in Boulder, meets from 9am – 2pm:

  • Sat., May 4, 2024

Equine Workshops in Lyons, meets from 10am – 4pm:

  • Sat., June 1, 2024
  • Sat., June 29, 2024
  • Sat., July 20, 2024
  • Sat., September 7, 2024

These one-day workshops fill up quickly so we invite you to register soon. Ranch location and details will be provided after your registration form has been submitted.

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Open heART Studio 2-Part Workshop

 

This 2-part creative and social workshop invites participants to explore grief through use of various art activities, this time with mosaic. No prior art experience required.

Sat. June 15 & 22 | 9:00am-11:30am | HeartLight Center

Cost: $50, includes supplies

Space is Limited. Registration is Required.

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Walking With Grief – a Mindfulness Walk

 

In partnership with Celtic Way, join us for a mindfulness walk that honors ourselves, our connection with nature and with our grief. Join for one or both walks!

Sat. June 20 & 29 | 10:00am-11:30am | HeartLight Center Gardens

Suggested donation: $15

Space is Limited. Registration is Required.

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