Grief, Healing, and Resilience: A Spiritual-based Program of Study and Support

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A program of four meetings will be held 6:30-8pm on Tuesdays 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5 in the Community Church Chapel.

At some point, most humans suffer grief, often defined as the process by which someone experiences loss. While grieving is very specific—based on the individual griever, the nature of the loss, and the relationship to who or what has been lost—there are many common elements to the journey, including an emotional roller coaster at times triggered by passing comments such as “Oh, you’ll get over it,” or “You’ll have another child,” or “Don’t be in denial,” or “She’s in a better place.” This program of four 90-minute meetings is NOT clinical therapy, but it is designed to offer information and some tools for engaging grief and healing. While spiritual in orientation, the program is non-sectarian and non-denominational.

Facilitator: Steve Hardy earned a graduate-level Grief Support Specialist Certificate from the University of Wisconsin in 2017. More important, he has personal experience in grieving through the loss of two sons. He retired in 2014 from the University of New Hampshire as Professor of Kinesiology and Affiliate Professor of History. He and his wife Donna have been members of the Community Church of Durham since 1988.

Enrollment: This program is limited to grieving adults who have lost children or spouses/partners. BYO writing material— tablet (paper or digital), pencil, pen. There is no cost, but enrollment is limited. For information or registration please contact Steve Hardy at: or 868-5509.

Author: Audrey Drogseth

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