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Grief Support Groups

Special Events

Jenn Flaum, LCSW, MBA Executive Director

Welcome to HeartLight Center

My name is Jenn and on behalf of the Heartlight community, we are glad you are here. 

At HeartLight, we know your story is unique and the pain of grief can be intensely personal. 
That doesn’t mean you have to face it alone.

HeartLight Center is a non-profit that companions and educates people through their grief to find hope.  HeartLight offers virtual and in person grief support groups, workshops, seminars and resources for individuals and organizations. 

Facing the Mourning
4-Week Support Group

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

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.

*This training is designed for individuals who already have some experience facilitating grief support groups.

Our next Facing the Mourning Facilitator Training will be held in January 27th, 2023!

Join a Monthly Grief Support Group

Heart Light Center kindly requests that you register for virtual groups prior to attendance.  Online registration will close
24-hours prior to group.  Please contact us at info@heartlightcenter.org with questions or for more information.

Loss of a Parent(s)
Support Group

An ongoing support group for those who have experienced the death of a parent(s). Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 6pm (PT)/7pm (MST)/8pm (CT)/9pm (EST).

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. Meets the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of the month at
6pm (PT)/7pm (MST)/8pm (CT)/9pm (EST).

Suicide Loss Grief Support

This ongoing support group is open to adults who have experienced a loss due to suicide.

Meets the second Thursday of the month at
6pm (PT)/7pm (MST) / 8pm (CT) / 9pm (MST)
starting June 2022

Loss of Spouse/Partner
Support Group

An ongoing support and educational group for people who have experienced the death of a spouse, partner or significant other. If your loss is recent or years ago, you are welcome to spend an evening with others who are on a similar journey. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6pm (PT)/7pm (MST)/8pm (CT)/9pm (EST).

Spanish-Language

Grief Support Group

An ongoing group open to anyone who has experienced a death for individuals who speak Spanish as their primary language. Meets on the 2nd Tuesday monthly starting June 2022!

Upcoming Seminars

 

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

First Steps:
A Comprehensive Guide to
Financial Matters After Death

Virtual Seminars and Workbook

First Steps provides you with information and tools needed for handling financial matters after the death of a loved one.

 Shane Phillips, author of First Steps: A Comprehensive Guide To Financial Matters After A Death, joins us for presentations around practical matters after death. Bringing you information and tools needed for handling financial matters, understanding what documents you’ll need and how to get them, closing accounts and filing claims, Shane will support you with sifting through what can be an overwhelming process into more doable tasks.

Jenn Flaum, LCSW, MBA Executive Director

First Steps Workbook is full of checklists, tips, and other resources that are helpful to a person dealing with a descendants financial matters.

Jenn Flaum, LCSW, MBA Executive Director

First Steps Seminars connect you directly with Shane to get your individual questions answered.

Upcoming Workshops

Grief and the Holidays

upcoming dates: Sat. Dec. 17                                       start time: 8:30amPT/9:30amMST/10:30amCT/11:30amET

No matter what you celebrate, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone, and you can survive the holiday season in a way that allows you to be comfortable, to honor your grief and remember your loved one in ways that are helpful to you. We will discuss coping with emotions, how to handle triggering traditions, and ways to navigate social and familial events. Attend either meeting, or both, for a little extra support this holiday season. Suggested Donation: $20.  Space is Limited. Registration is required.

Suggested Donation: $20

Registration is required.

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“Seasons of Grief and Hope” – Using Artistic Quilts

upcoming dates: Jan 14, 2023 on Zoom                                       start time: 11am (PT) / 12pm (MST)/ 1pm (CT)/ 2pm (EST)

Join Monique Cerundolo, chaplain, poet and artist, on Saturday, January 14th 2023, as she guides us through a reflective journey of grief through the passing of seasons which are illustrated through poetry and pictorial quilts of nature scenes. This virtual exhibit is meant to be an educational and personal spiritual tool in coping with grief, addressing the importance of an emotional process and promotes understanding and compassion. Monique will also guide us through a brief expressive activity and a sharing session.

Cost: $25, registration is required

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 A Loving Commemoration and Celebration of Life:

An Afternoon of Remembrance for those lost to Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias

upcoming dates: Jan 22, 2023 on Zoom or In-Person                 start time: 2pm (PT) / 3pm (MST)/ 4pm (CT)/ 5pm (EST)

The loss of loved ones to Alzheimer’s or other dementias creates a unique grief process. HeartLight Center has created a program that offers a safe and supportive environment in which to share and learn, to look back and look ahead. We hope you will join us in caring for yourself as you remember and reflect.

Come be a part of a very special gathering for those who have lost beloveds to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Come share stories of love and support and mementos of your loved ones in a community of comfort. This time will be filled with stories and treasured reflections that honor the memory of our loved ones. Please bring a treasured object that reminds you of your loved one. If you wish, you may also bring a photo of your loved one.

Join us in person at the HeartLight Center, or virtually on Zoom!

Registration required. Space is limited.

Co-Sponsored by Cherie Karo Schwartz, in Loving Memory of Larry Schwartz 

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Educational Signature Series

2023 Presenter Lineup

Kelly Karavousanos is a licensed therapist helping individuals and families in grief and loss. Previously in her career she also served as a Funeral Director and the Director of Grief Services for 15 years.

Helping Bereaved Understand their Grief and Cultivate Self-Compassion

A virtual program for caregiving professionals.

Finding Self-Compassion Along Your Grief Journey

 A virtual program for anyone who has experienced a loss or is supporting a grieving loved one through loss.

 

 

Coming Tuesday, January 24th, 2023!

Harold Ivan Smith is a grief specialist on the teaching faculties of Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri, and the Carondolet Medical Institute in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Coming April 11th, 2023!

Dr. Tonya Cunningham is a visionary with over 30 years of professional experience in the funeral service/grief and loss industry. 

Coming August 22nd!

More details coming soon!

Grief Resources

Our professional support network can connect you to the resources that will meet your needs.