Virtual Programs

for Grief Support

 

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.

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-Speaking

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 Special Events

 

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

Mourning as Medicine – 4 Week Program
Remembering who we are through Community, Connection, and Unconditional Love

with Jodi Patsiner

In this six session program we will use Inquiry (The Work of Byron Katie), a form of mindfulness meditation, and breathwork to connect to our inner self and become aware of the thoughts that are keeping us from being present during our time of mourning. These thoughts can show up as regret, shame or guilt.
We will create a safe, vulnerable and supportive space to tell our stories and honor our grief.
All are welcome…whether you are moving through the loss of a person, a way of life we knew or thought we would have, a pet, job or home, etc.

Suggested Donation: $40

The next Mourning as Medicine group will begin July 13th at 10am!

Soul Centered Holistic Grief Healing Workshops

 with Baruch & Ariela HaLevi

When our loved one dies we suffer. Our suffering isn’t merely limited to one aspect of our life, but all aspects of our life. The suffering we feel and the grief we experience is holistic, impacting us mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. This is why the healing process can not simply address one aspect of us and our life, but must also be a holistic healing response. Soul Centered Holistic Grief Healing is an experiential workshop providing anyone, at any time, after any loss, a holistic approach to healing. During this 2-part program you will explore what it means to holistically heal, practical pathways to healing, and the comfort, support and guidance you need, not to move on from your loss and your grief, but to move forward in discovering your journey of healing and fully live your life.

Meeting June 14th and 21st – attend either or both!

Suggested Donation: $30

 

Educational Signature Series

Alesia Alexander 

Inclusive and Healing Grief Dialogues

Coming September 27th, 2022!

Alesia K. Alexander, LCSW, CT is a passionate, and spirited advocate for young people and communities. Ms. Alexander’s work over the last two decades has focused on inclusive practice, children and teens in school and community settings, specifically with children and teens that have lost a loved one to death.

 

Program for Professionals:
Answering the Call – Equity in Grief, Considerations & Approaches to Inclusive Grief Support
 A virtual program for caregiving professionals.
This forum addresses the unique grief experience of communities of difference and is a much needed resource for Clinicians from all races, identities and backgrounds. This fun (yes, fun!) and experiential digital session will offer a new lens to view work with underserved populations. Content to include activities, focus on cultivating peer support, inclusive and resonant facilitation, skill building and family based-, group and individual processing considerations.
(CEUs available)
Suggested Donation: $15
8:00-10:00am Pacific / 9:00-11:00am Mountain / 10:00-12:00pm Central / 11:00-1:00pm Eastern (2 Hour Program)
 
Program for the Community:
Healing Dialogues for All Grievers
A virtual program for anyone who has experienced a loss or is supporting a friend or family member through loss.  
Suggested Donation: $15
4:00pm Pacific / 5:00pm Mountain / 6:00pm Central / 7:00pm Eastern (1.5 Hour Program)

Grief Resources

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