The Grief Support Network (GSN) exists to empower people to transform through their experience with grief. GSN builds a vibrant community that offers programs, tools, resources and connectivity to support people after a loss and help them move forward in life.
The Grief Support Network is a community–based, non profit organization that offers a new and positive perspective on the process of healing from grief and loss. GSN is committed to breaking the silence around grief in our culture and to serving as a beacon of hope for all who are suffering alone in their pain. GSN offers support for all kinds of loss and at any phase of the grief process. We are inspired by the wisdom of the East, which offers us a roadmap of how to talk openly about loss and ways to grieve within the collective.
As a community, we share the belief that all people have the power to transform themselves through their grief when they are given enough support, guidance and time to do so. Our goal is to connect individuals and families with a community that cares. Through our wide range of holistic services, programs and individual referrals we create meaningful relationships that personalize the experience of grief and allow us to offer the best possible support to heal and move forward in life.
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
The Grief Support Network believes it takes a village to move through grief and heal our wounds. With a passion for empowering others, GSN engages the community in a deeper conversation around grief, loss and trauma. We believe that no one has to grieve alone; rather, that there is a place in the world for our grief and that as a community, we can support each other as we navigate the grieving process together. The Grief Support Network brings together experienced and compassionate professionals to offer a community of support, where those experiencing loss can express their true feelings and rebuild their lives. In working together, we draw from a pool of collective energy and expertise to help others awaken and transform through their grief.
Awakening Through Grief
GSN recognizes that the experience of any kind of loss in life – whether it is a parent, spouse or child that has passed away, a miscarriage, or a marriage that has ended – is a spiritual crisis. When we lose someone that we love or even a part of ourself, we possess an inherent power and potential within us that comes from being broken. Within our suffering lies the opportunity for a new and authentic understanding of our purpose and ourselves. And, in order for this potential to be manifested into positive change and growth, we need to acknowledge and share our feelings of pain, sadness, anger, and confusion, rather than hide from them and pretend that we are ok.
Other cultures have done for centuries. It is the work of our generation to release the burden of our collective grief in order to heal our hearts and return to a state of wholeness. When we are willing to become vulnerable enough to change, it ripples out to touch the lives around us and creates lasting transformation.