Grief Support Groups & Counseling

TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado offers a variety of grief support group options to meet all of the unique ways that people grieve. All groups are available to both hospice families and community members free of charge unless otherwise designated. Registration is required prior to the first group meeting for all groups.
 
Location:  Unless otherwise indicated, all support groups are held at TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado's office located at 2726 West 11th Street Road, Greeley, CO 80634.  Contact us for more information at (970) 352-8487.

Why Support Groups or Counseling?

The death of a loved one or someone close to you can be one of the most painful and stressful life events. We all grieve differently – physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  Sometimes these feelings may overwhelm us with their depth.  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. Groups can offer a safe and non-judgmental place of support.  Sometimes new friendships grow through these groups and new social networks can be established.  We also understand that groups are not for everyone, especially if you find you are in great distress or in long-term depression.  Our counselors can help identify which might be more beneficial for you – a support group setting or individual counseling.

For more information on the support groups or to register, please contact us at (970) 352-8487.

Ongoing and Special Support Groups and Counseling:

Newly Bereaved Support Group – Meetings are held at the same time every week for 4 weeks in a row. Evening or daytime sessions are 90 minutes in length.  The focus of this group is to provide support for those who have lost a loved one in the past 3-4 months.  Call (970) 352-8487 to register.

Men’s Drop-in Support Group – The 2nd Thursday of each month from 10:00-11:00 a.m. to offer those individuals who have lost a loved one or are struggling with a loss in their lives.

Special Support Groups:

The Special Support Groups vary in length and location. These groups can include but are not limited to Child Loss, Loss to Suicide, Young Widowers, Sudden Death, and others.

Summer 2018

Walking Through Grief – Physical activity has been shown to help decrease the stressors related to loss. This group will meet at Bittersweet Park (in the parking lot) in Greeley to walk, offer support, exercise, and reflection for anyone who has suffered a death loss. The group is on Wednesdays (weather permitting), starting June 13th through September 26th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Working Through Grief – Time and Date TBD.  This group will be doing a service project for a community agency.  Time shared will include group discussion, planning, and completion of the project. 

Counseling:

Grief Services are available to TRU Hospice of Northern Colorado families for 13 months following the death of a loved one. If you have lost a loved one in hospice, Individual, Couple, Family, Youth and Child Counseling are available by appointment. Home visits for grief support are available if the client is homebound and lives in Greeley or surrounding areas.

Grief can be complicated by a number of factors including any other recent losses – job, home, pet – or any other significant loss. Complications may occur if grief from previous losses resurfaces because like most things in life, grief can be linked to many factors. Our Grief Counselors will work to address what is interfering with the grieving process, identifying unfinished business with the deceased and other losses that result from death. Grief counseling is not designed to help you “forget” the loss, but rather help you form a new relationship with the loss.

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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.