Grief Support Groups
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Welcome to HeartLight Center
We’re so glad you’re 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 connection and hope.
HeartLight offers virtual and in person grief support groups, workshops, seminars and resources for individuals and organizations. People come to HeartLight Center to find understanding, shared experiences, authentic friendships and support.
We welcome you to join any program that may be helpful for you, no matter where you are on your grief journey.
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 email@example.com with questions or for more information.
Loss of a Parent(s)
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).
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 the 1st Wednesday of the month at
6pm (PT)/7pm (MST)/8pm (CT)/9pm (EST), and on the and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3pm (PT)/4pm (MST)/5pm (CT)/6pm (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
6pm (PT)/7pm (MST) / 8pm (CT) / 9pm (MST)
Loss of Spouse/Partner
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).
Loss of a Child Support & Book Club
A peer support group for bereaved parents, grandparents, and caregivers who have experienced the death of a child at any age and for any reason. We will connect about different books and topics specific to loss of a child. You are invited whether you’ve read the book or not. Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 4pm (PT) / 5pm (MST) / 6pm (CT) / 7pm (EST) on Zoom.
LGBTQ+ Grief Support Group
This group is specifically for members of the LGBTQIA+ community who are grieving the loss of a loved one, whether that’s a friend, family member, or a member of found family. Discussions of grief in this group will also include challenges related to grieving as an LGBTQIA+ individual. Meets the 2nd Monday of each month starting November 2023, 4pm-5:30pm (PT)/ 5-6:30pm (MST)/ 6-7:30pm (CT)/ 7-8:30pm (EST) on Zoom.
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A Comprehensive Guide to Financial Matters After Death
Receive support for the financial and practical tasks that follow a death loss.
Workbooks and Free Virtual Seminars
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.
First Steps Workbook is full of checklists, tips, and other resources that are helpful to a person dealing with a descendants financial matters.
First Steps Seminars connect you directly with Shane to get your individual questions answered.
We welcome you to join us for upcoming seminars and workshops that explore various topics on the grief journey.
Grief and the Holidays – Virtual Workshop
with Allison Gary
The holiday season can be difficult when you are grieving. No matter what you celebrate, it’s important to know that you aren’t alone. 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. This virtual workshop is a way to get some support and helpful tips when grieving around the holiday season. We will discuss coping with emotions, how to handle triggering traditions, and ways to navigate social and familial events.
Saturday Dec 2
Suggested Donation: $20. Space is Limited. Registration is required.
Sacred Grief Circle – Virtual Workshop
with Ariela HaLevi
Imagine gathering together in a Circle with people that support you in your grief and allowing this experience to help you heal and reconnect to your own Sacred Center – that Spirit within your heart that knows the way through grief.
Imagine being able to tune into the voice of Spirit so that you may know Spirit as a friend, a guide, a protector along your grief journey. Grief is not something we “get over,” but a partner we spin with, honor at times, argue with at times, and lament with as the cycles of our lives unfold.
Through time-honored practices and traditions, ceremony and the lens of the natural world, we will encourage a newfound resilience that increases our desire to embrace our emerging selves, and experience the dance of soul and spirit that is our essence. Steeped in ritual and guided by Ariela’s channeling from the Divine Feminine and her Guides (alongside your own team of loving supporters), this Sacred Grief Circle is an intimate workshop gathering, meeting for a 90-minute session. Together you will follow the Seven Directions of the ancient Wisdom Wheel – a Native American map – as your guide to exploring the journey of grief.
Meeting Tuesday, February 20th on Zoom, 5:30pm (PT)/ 6:30pm (MST)/ 7:30pm (CT)/ 8:30pm (EST)
Registration is required.
Educational Signature Series
Upcoming Presenter Lineup
Dr. Jason Troyer has spent time in the field of psychology and counseling, teaching at universities, and working with funeral homes and cemeteries.
Coming virtually in January 23, 2024!
Program for Professionals: Using Private Rituals with Clients for Personal Transformation
Program for the Community: Throwing Out the Rules: Why Most Grief Advice is Wrong
Matt “Griff” Griffin is the author of Journey to Midnight, a memoir about his journey. A father, former Navy Special Forces Rescue Swimmer, law enforcement officer, an undercover cop, no is a national speaker, mentor and consultant who wants to change the culture around mental health, PTSD, compassion fatigue and burnout, addiction and suicide.
Coming April 2024!
Regardless of our race, gender, religion, location, and privilege – dying is not an option. But how we access safe, culturally-sensitive support and care is. Join this special panel discussion with professionals from PAUSE.
Coming August 2024!
More details coming soon!
Our professional support network can connect you to the resources that will meet your needs.