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Mindfulness: Tending to Your Grief

This is a 6-week program for those experiencing grief offered by Sharing Kindness and Calmer Choice. This program will be supplemented by a therapist skilled in grief support. Recommended for adults & children 8 -12 years old.

“Mindfulness is meant to help you acknowledge the truth of the moment you are in, even, or especially, when that moment hurts. Acknowledgment of the truth is a relief, and it heals. To come to what is true now, and be with it, that is compassion. That is the practice.” —Megan Devine

For the Adult
Grief is such a disorienting time. So much no longer makes sense, and even simple things can feel complicated. Grief has no expiration date. We carry our losses with us. Can the practice of mindfulness ever apply to grief?

This 6-week program provides skills and tools to support personal stress management and the emotional health and well-being for adults. It is composed of foundational practices in mindful awareness coupled with discussions and self-reflective practice that support self-compassion, kindness, and emotional regulation.

For the Children
This program is geared toward children 8-12 years old and will provide your child with tools and opportunities to practice skills that increase present-moment awareness, support emotional regulation and improve stress reduction while allowing them to tend to their grief in the way that is right for them. These skills will be taught through fun engaging activities and discussions. One of the most helpful and healing things we can do for a grieving child is to listen to his or her experiences without jumping in to judge, evaluate or fix.

Program Format

  • 5:30-6:00 Light Meal Together (optional)
  • 6:00-7:15 Child class exploring mindful awareness
  • 6:00-7:15 Adult class exploring mindful awareness
  • 7:15-7:30 Closing, adults and children together to share and practice mindfulness as a group

(New dates to be announced due to COVID-19)

Sharing Kindness with Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

A 6-week peer support program
Family Resource Center 29 Bassett Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601

Schedule:
5:00-5:25 Dinner
5:30-7:00 Children with 2 trained caregivers in children’s room
5:30-6:10 Adults with facilitators for “Conversation Starters”
6:15-7:00 Interactive healing/restorative modalities with guests

Start Date: June 10

Time: 7:30 pm

Weeks Running: 10

Yoga for Grief & Loss

Join us for a healing yoga class focused on breath work, meditation and gentle movement designed to help you release, let go, and relax. The program begins with a welcoming circle followed by gentle movement and restorative yoga. Participants can be seated in a chair or on a mat. No experience is needed; everyone is welcome. Please bring a mat if you have one. 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm on the third Saturday of the month Healing Arts Collective 47 Main St., Orleans, MA $5 suggested donation at the door To register online: www.sueandersenyoga.com/register

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Grief Support for Young Adults

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