What we offer ...
Dealing with a death can be the most difficult challenge we'll ever face. There's no reason to face it alone. The Greystone Bereavement Centre is here to help. We provide grief and bereavement services in a safe environment for people to share in the experience of journeying through their grief. At the Greystone Bereavement Centre we work to help people understand their grief so they can reinvest themselves in life and living and finding a new normal following the death of someone special. The Greystone Bereavement Centre offers specialized individual grief and bereavement counselling, group supports, children's camps and education opportunities.
Because of the generosity of the Co-operators there is no charge to attend the grief groups.
Please call Connie at 306-523-2781 to register for any of our services.
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.
This is a five session group program meeting every 2nd week over 10 weeks. It is designed to help adults who are grieving as a result of a death loss. Each session a different aspect of the grieving process is examined. Participants are divided into smaller groups according to their type of loss (ie. loss of spouse, child, parent, sibling, friend). There is also a separate group for young adults (18 - 30 year olds)
Daytime Support Group for Older Adults
This is a five session program designed to help older adults (age 60+) who are grieving as a result of a death loss. Each session a different aspect of the grieving process is examined. The sessions have the same content as the evening Adult Grief Group but are held during daylight hours at the Greystone Bereavement Centre, 1802 McAra St.
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 a 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, July 6, 2016 at the Speers Family Centre, 2333 Cornwall St., Regina. Please call 306-523-2781 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, September 21st, 2016 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 of a missing person 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
Death due to a sudden or traumatic event can raise a number of complex issues for the survivors. The grief process is often very different from an expected or anticipated death. Homicide, suicide, accidents or sudden death can cause reactions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The grief response following a sudden or traumatic loss is often intensified since there is little to no opportunity to prepare for the loss, say good-bye, finish unfinished business or prepare for bereavement. This type of loss can generate intense grief responses such as shock, anger, guilt, anxiety and depression. Many of these problems compound the grief response. We invite you to join us for these 3 group sessions where you will find both education and group support. Registration is for all three sessions.
- Traumatic Grief - How is it different? 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., May 19, 2016
- Dealing With the Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., June 2, 2016
- Your Healing Journey: Suggestions for Coping and Moving Forward 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m., June 16, 2016
At the Greystone Bereavement Centre, 1802 McAra St., Regina
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.
Caring Hearts Camp
This overnight weekend retreat is for children and teens ages 7 - 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 September 30th - October 1st, 2016
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 without your family member. We invite you to join us for an evening of reflection, music and support to help you through the weeks ahead.