What we offer ...
Dealing with the death of a loved one may be the most difficult challenge we'll ever face. There is no reason to face it alone.
Sometimes a death loss may be complicated because your relationship with that person was complicated. Maybe there were things left unsaid, there are painful memories or the death was sudden or traumatic. When a person's grief-related thoughts, behaviors or feelings are extremely distressing, unrelenting or incite concern, the Greystone Bereavement Centre is here to help.
We provide bereavement services so you can reinvest in life and find a new normal. We offer individual counselling, support groups and childrens and teens grief camps.
Each experience of grief is unquie, complex and personal so a counsellor will tailor individual counselling to meet the specific needs of each person.
Group therapy can be helpful for those who find solace in sharing of thoughts and feelings and recovery results are often rapid in this setting.
Because of the generosity of the Co-operators there is no charge to attend the grief support groups.
Pre-registration is required for all groups. For more information or to register please call Connie at 306-523-2781.
Individual specialized counselling is available for bereaved children, teens, adults and families who have experienced all types of death losses. There is a fee for individual counselling.
Each week, we will gather to learn more about our grief. These journeys are as unique as our fingerprints. We begin each session as one group for a time of learning and discussion. Then we break into smaller groups based on who we have lost. Being with those who understand the nature of our loss can bring us healing - they just "get it." We create for each other a Haven of Hope - a Haven where we can just "be." Group members can be at any point in their grief journey.
Silver Linings Grief Group for Older Adults
We are a six week therapy group aimed at supporting older adults (age 60+) through their journey of grief due to the death of a loved one. Each week we gather to learn more about how our grief is affecting us as well as learning new ways of coping with our losses. Mourning can be very isolating - this group helps us to realize that we are not alone.
Surviving Suicide Support Group
The grief following a death loss to suicide is particularly difficult. It is often more intense and complex. We invite you to join a supportive group where those who have been affected by suicide can share their thoughts and feelings and offer one another support in a confidential setting. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month.
Next meeting 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Speers Family Centre, 2333 Cornwall St., Regina. Please call to register.
Homicide Loss Support Group
Facing the death of a loved one is never easy, but when murder occurs, pain, anger and grief are compounded by the realization that a precious life was taken intentionally. We invite you to join this group where you will find support, education and encouragement in a confidential setting. Meetings take place the third Wednesday of every month.
Next meeting 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at the Greystone Bereavement Centre, 1802 McAra St., Regina. Please call to register.
Families of Missing Persons Support Group
When a loved on goes missing the uncertainty of what happened leaves the family searching for answers and fluctuating between hope and hopelessness. This new group provides comfort and support to families of missing persons in a confidential setting where you will learn helpful coping skills to reduce anxiety and build resiliency to deal with the uncertainty that comes from the grief of a loved one gone missing.
Traumatic Loss Group
A sudden, accidental, unexpected or traumatic death shatters the world as we know it. It is often a loss that does not make sense. We painfully realize that life is not always fair and that sometimes bad things happen to good people. A sudden and/or traumatic death often times leaves us feeling shaken, unsure, vulnerable and alone.
If you have suffered a loss such as this, please join us for an eight week support group as we journey through this together. We will look at a variety of topics, such as: what to do when you didn't get to say goodbye, how do I talk about my loss, if this has happened once, it can happen again, "if only" I had done...and more.
Thursdays: Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Greystone Bereavement Centre, 1802 McAra St.
Yoga for Grief
Please join us for the gentle practice or restorative yoga, calming breath work and iRest Yoga Nidra meditation. The poses are desgined to softly reopen your body where grief has closed it. The breath practices calm the nervous system and cleanse the mind. iRest relaxes you and gives you the tools and the stamina to be with this intense experience with as much ease and grace as possible. This class is open to those with all levels of experience or none at all. Yoga mats provided. $60 for 6 sessions.
Mondays: Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30, Feb. 6, Feb. 13
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
26 Elmwood Pace, Regina
Caring Hearts Camp
This overnight weekend retreat is for children and teens ages 6 - 17 who have recently experienced a death loss of someone important in their lives. The Camp is held at Dallas Valley Ranch near Lumsden. This is an opportunity for campers to meet other children and teens going through similar grief experiences. The retreat includes fun recreational activities such as horseback riding, campfire, rock wall climbing, crafts and therapeutic activities to help children and teens with their grief. There is no charge to attend. Caring Hearts Camp is held in the Spring and in the Fall.
Next Camp My 5th - May 7th, 2017.
Hope for the Holidays
When you are bereaved, the holiday season may seem overwhelming.There are ways to cultivate serenity and peace during the holiday season. We invite you to join us for an evening of reflection, music and support to help you through.