It Takes a Village…
“Communal grieving offers something that we cannot get when we grieve by ourselves. Through validation, acknowledgement and witnessing, communal grieving allows us to experience a level of healing that is deeply and profoundly freeing. Each of us has a basic human right to that genuine love, happiness and freedom.” – Sobonfu Some
Dear GSN Supporters and Friends:
Thank you for your support of Grief Support Network and for joining us in our mission to empower people to transform through the experience of loss and to break the stigma around grief in our culture. We would like to express our gratitude to each of you for playing an important role in building this community – it takes a village to move through grief, and we truly could not do what we do without you.
GSN builds a vibrant community that offers programs, tools, resources and connectivity to support people after loss and helps them move forward in life. Since our inception, GSN has served over 1000 individuals by offering personalized support and connection to our wide range of holistic practitioners and body centered programs.
During the past year, GSN has provided members with best fit referrals to our provider network, monthly gatherings, therapeutic groups, grief rituals, retreats and the launch of our Awakening through Grief yoga program. We have grown from a volunteer based organization to a dedicated staff who is here to offer you support for any kind of loss and at any phase of the grief journey.
With your continued participation and financial support, GSN is positioned to expand our offerings and reach in 2016. Through compassionate and empowering programs and services, GSN is cultivating a community that will support you to live with greater authenticity, vulnerability and self awareness to grow through the brokenness of grief. Your generous gift will help ensure the growth of GSN’s programs that are so vital to help people in need of our support.
Our focus in 2016, will be to:
•Offer monthly, donation based Moving Through Grief…Together gatherings to provide a safe space to be present with your grief, receive tools and inspiration and feel connected to others who are grieving.
•Implement a new therapeutic yoga program that will guide you to move through grief to a place of gratitude and transformation, while exploring the relationship between what you feel in your body and your thoughts and emotions. Through yoga and meditation, GSN brings us together to heal the body and spirit and develop a healing community.
•Host quarterly grief rituals that help you to release the burden of your grief by drawing on the support of the ancestors and unseen world and through connection with the community as we bare witness for each other.
•Bring experts in the field of grief and transformation to the community to offer educational workshops and inspirational talks that empower us to break the silence around loss and teach us how to share our feelings openly with each other.
•Offer healing retreats that provide respite and a loving, gentle space to care for yourself while you grieve. Through this experience, GSN offers a sanctuary for you be present with your grief while you are nurtured and supported in an intimate and beautiful environment.
•Create therapeutic groups to facilitate and pair individuals with others who are experiencing a similar loss.
Please consider making a year end donation that will allow Grief Support Network to continue its mission to empower people to transform through the experience of grief within our local community and throughout the country.
~ Click HERE to Make a Donation ~
With your help, we can grow our community and journey together to discover the gift of grief…
“Grief is unpredictable. She will have her way with you, until she is done. She will move through you if you let her.
She is your Teacher…
and the Executioner of Ignorance.
She is the Transformer of the Spirit and the Usher of Change.
There is no force in the universe like her… She demands complete Trust… Surrender … and if you let her, she will make you better than you ever thought you could be.
Authentic – full of heart… you see yourself now…. Fully awake… life comes clearer into focus. Simple pleasures breathed in like the music of your daughter’s voice – something bubbles up from the shadows. Love takes over, everything expands … You are…
Filled with love…
And happy to be Alive.”
To help us reach our goals in 2016, please click HERE to make a donation.
Warmest holiday wishes from our family to yours,
Grief Support Network Founder