Grief and loss

Exploring the nature of grief and loss

The death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Loss is a universal event, yet grief is an individual experience. The purpose of this group is to explore the role grief plays in our healing process.

Through the sharing of experiences in a caring, supportive and respectful environment, this group will explore issues related to adjusting to a life without that person. Our goal is to better understand our individual experience of grief by learning how others cope with painful times.

Potential topics include:

  • Coping strategies and resources
  • Normal grief reactions
  • Different kinds of loss
  • Anniversaries
  • Culture, rituals and ceremonies
  • How to ask for support
  • How does this experience change who I am?

Tuesdays 2:30–4:00 pm 

September 29—December 1

* No session November 10

Facilitators: Angela WoodWendy Lum and Kari D

Location: Zoom 

Registration required: Students who are new to UVic Counselling and are interested in this group should contact Counselling and arrange a pre-group interview with a counsellor prior to enrolling for the group. Students who are current UVic Counselling clients can receive a referral from their counsellor.