The Wesley Nurse at First United Methodist Church invites you to take part in a grief and loss support group open to all citizens in the Mason area. The focus of the support group is to offer a time of listening and caring while participants are working through the loss of someone, or something dear to them. Participants are welcome to bring someone with them so they do not have to come alone.
Grief is the emotional suffering that is felt after a loss of some kind and can be triggered for a variety of reasons: the death of a loved one, the onset of a serious medical condition, or even an intense disappointment can all cause grief. People are so often unprepared for grief, even when an event is predicted. Participants will learn that grief is actually a healing process that is normal and healthy.
The leader for this group is Patrick Loring, M.S., L.P.C., the bereavement coordinator for Odyssey Hospice in Kerrville, Texas. He has 25 years of professional counseling experience. Among his professional accomplishments, Mr. Loring has created and implemented the first mortuary-based bereavement program in Texas, as well as, developed grief education curriculum for many healthcare and clergy professionals.
The program is held at the Methodist Church at 224 Broad St, every first and third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the conference room at the Methodist Church. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided. The meeting schedule for the 2013 calendar year is: February 5th & 19th, March 5th & 19th, April 2nd & 16th, May 7th & 21st, June 4th & 18th, July 2nd & 16th, August 6th & 20th, September 3rd & 17th, October 1st & 15th, November 5th & 19th, December 3rd & 17th. For further questions or information, please call Ann Scarth, RN at 325-347-5983.