Understanding Grief

Upcoming Grief Groups  
Grief Services are available to hospice families for 13 months following the death of a loved one. Grief support groups are available to both hospice families and to our community. Contact us for more information.

Chrysalis Youth Grief Programs – 8 week kids and teens group starting Fall 2016. Registration is required for participation. 

Adult 10-Week Group – three sessions throughout the year; please call for schedule - registration and consult with grief counselor prior to attendance.  

Men’s Group – 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am

Individual, Couple, Family, Youth and Child Counseling – available by appointment. Home visits for grief support are available if the client is homebound and lives in the Greeley or surrounding areas. 

The death of a loved one can be one of the most significant traumas encountered in a lifetime for many people. Bereavement groups can help you recognize your feelings and put them into perspective. They can alleviate feelings of loneliness and the experience of sharing with others, who are in a similar situation, can be comforting and reassuring. Sometimes new friendships grow through these groups and new social networks can be established. If you find you are in great distress or in long-term depression, individual or group therapy from a counselor who specializes in grief may be advisable.

For more information on one of the groups listed above or to register, please contact our Grief Services department at 970.352.8487.

Hospice of Northern Colorado

Many people discover there is hope after death. Death takes away, but grief can give back. It is possible to recover from grief with new strengths and new directions. By acting on our grief, you may eventually find peace and purpose.

Grief therapy can be beneficial when an individual has more complicated grief reactions. Complications may occur if grief from previous losses resurfaces. Grief therapy addresses what is interfering with the grieving process, identifies unfinished business with the deceased and other losses that result from death. The goal of grief therapy is to identify and resolve the conflicts of separation that interfere with the ability to mourn the loss. Grief therapy is not designed to help you “forget” the loss.