Facing the Mourning

A 4-session interactive support group open to all types of losses.


Facilitator Training

Purchase Materials

Part class, part support group, part personal discovery, Facing the Mourning will guide you through honoring, processing, and creating milestones through your grief.

“Facing the Mourning went beyond book reading in helping me deal with my grief. It was a hands-on process of looking at my grief from so many different angles. It made me think, gave me something to do—it was a most helpful and unique experience.”


This 4-week program will provide consistent weekly support and invites you to participate in tasks and activities that gives a meaningful framework to address your grief.

Modules include:

Keeping Your Memories Alive

Learn how to honor your loved one by building memorials.

Letter Writing

Write a letter to someone or something to share more about your loss, experiences and person.

Journaling Your Thoughts

Discover your style of journaling and how this can help you reflect on your experiences and progress through your grief journey.

Working Toward the Future

Learn how to set goals with milestones to help track progress toward a goal you set in exploring life moving forward while honoring your grief.

“Writing the letter to Chris brought out all the anger that I have build-up inside me. The exercise of writing the letter definitely took a load off my chest and to express myself among other widows.”


Join Our Next Facing the Mourning Group

Heartlight Center offers Facing the Mourning groups based on interest.

If one of our upcoming groups won’t work for your schedule, please contact us to put your name on our waiting list.

The cost is $65 per participant and includes the Facing the Mourning participant manual.


For Professionals

Learn to become a Facing the Mourning group facilitator. Our facilitator training will enable you to offer this program through your organization. Cost includes a Facing the Mourning Facilitator Manual.

Our next training is on Friday, January 28th, 2022 on Zoom!
8am (PT) / 9am (MST) / 10am (CT) / 11am (ET)

Feature Article!

Read more about Facing the Mourning in the WhatsYourGrief.com article from our friends, Litsa and Eleanor!

Purchase Materials

The Facing the Mourning Facilitator Manual will provide all the necessary instructions to enable you to facilitate the program including guidelines and examples. Participant manuals are workbooks for participants to use in class and at home.

Costs (contact HeartLight Center for volume discounting):

Facilitator Manual:
$65 + shipping

Participant Manual:
$30 + shipping

Combination Package: $220 + shipping
($265 value) 1 Facilitator Manual & 10 Participant Manuals

Facing the Mourning Digital Marketing Materials: $20

“I wish I had taken this class two years earlier. It helped me to realize that most of the things I was feeling were normal for people trying to survive their grief, and it helped me find ways to work through some of my most difficult issues. I highly recommend Facing the Mourning to anyone who struggles with working through their bereavement whether it has been a few months or a few years.”