Grief Services – Adult 2017-07-06T18:18:26+00:00

GRIEF SERVICES – ADULT

Adult Individual Counselling

Counselling is focused on companioning you on your grief journey. Through conversations with a trained counsellor, you may learn more about your unique grief experience as well as receive help in processing your grief. Guided imagery, expressive-arts based techniques, and relaxation techniques can be integrated into counselling upon request.

Individual counselling is available for those who want one-on-one support. The fee is $50/hour. Fee adjustment can be discussed for those experiencing financial hardship.

In this short video, former counsellor Selena Backman introduces the role of a Grief & Bereavement Counsellor at Pilgrims Hospice. Roberta also shares how grief counselling helped her move through difficult times, to a place of hope.

Support Groups & Workshops

We each experience loss and grief in a unique way, and likewise, our responses to the process of healing are as individual as we are.  As we grieve, it is helpful to connect with others for support, to process the feelings of grief and loss, and explore the tools available to us as we cope, reconcile, and begin to heal.

See upcoming groups and workshops

Adult Bereavement Drop-In Support Group

Open to the general public. In a safe environment, come and connect with others who are grieving. Trained facilitator will guide the group in topics related to grief. Group members are encouraged to share their own experiences. No fee but donations gladly accepted. View upcoming support groups.

Young Adults (18-30) Drop-in Support Group

For young adults (18-30) who wish to connect with same-aged peers who are also grieving. Trained facilitator will guide the group in topics related to grief. Group members are encouraged to share their own experiences. No fee but donations gladly accepted. View upcoming support groups.

Workshop: What is Grief?

You  will learn the different ways grief can impact you; different grief  “symptoms”; and how the experience of grief can change over time. $30 per workshop (registration required)

Workshop: Using Self-Compassion as you Grieve

You will learn the principles of self-compassion and how different self-compassion techniques can help you as you grieve. $30 per workshop  (registration required)

Thank you for leading the Adult Bereavement Support Group and providing a safe space to help us face and work through our losses/traumas. The work you do is very important and I am very grateful to you. I just wanted to tell you that not only do I receive help and support but I am able to give that to others as well. Nobody should have to walk alone in this pain.

(I lost my dearest friend/brother, Mark James Hostin, in October 2015.)

Sincerely, Jane

For more information or to register, call Sarah at 780-413-9801 or email sarahk@pilgrimshospice.com