Thank you for your interest in this supportive group to be offered 4 consecutive Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00pm at Community Holistic Health Center (409 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026). The dates for the group will be: November 27, December 4, 11, 18. Preference will be given to participants who can commit to attending at least 3 of the 4 meetings. This course is offered on a donation basis, so please consider your current financial situation and the usual cost of such workshops and give what you can. 100% of donations go to the non-profit Community Holistic Health Center, where we will be meeting.
This group is intended for anybody who would like support with grief, loss or transition. Whether you have lost a loved one or face difficulties, uncertainty, change, injury or illness in your own life, you are welcome to join us in being yourself and allowing your feelings, whatever they may be, to arise and be met with compassion.
So often those around us do their best to be comforting and helpful, but fail to be with us in the ways we truly need. At other times, we may feel totally alone in our suffering. Perhaps most draining is when we end up trying to take care of those around us without giving ourselves or receiving from others the deep care and love that we all need. So often, society prescribes how we “should” feel in certain situations (and for how long), but that doesn’t match our own experience at all. Or maybe we are grieving something others simply cannot fathom, yet it touches us to the core. In this group, we will create a safe and confidential space where you are asked to come as you are, cry or laugh, share your story or listen, and allow yourself to be held and nurtured by community.
I (Jen Peters, MA, registered psychotherapist and counseling intern at CHHC) am drawn to lead this group having dealt with a chronic illness caused by biotoxin exposure for the past several years that profoundly changed my lifestyle, financial situation, abilities, hopes and dreams. The constant pressure I felt to carry on as if nothing had changed nearly destroyed me many times over, and most of all I longed to be with others who understood that some situations are not simply waiting to be fixed or going away any time soon. Some experiences are deeply painful and confusing and those of us who are able to recognize that and stay with the discomfort can move through them at our own pace and eventually gain great insight. With support, we can access different planes of profound healing. We do not need to struggle through this process by ourselves.
This is a group for those of us facing the frightening but also somehow inspiring reality that we are not going to live forever and looking to make the most of the days we have left.
Our group will be limited to 10 participants, so if you are interested, please register soon by going to my contact page. In the comments section, please write a couple of sentences about why you are interested in this group, and if you’d like, feel free to briefly share any hopes or fears that come up for you around this. I will let you know about the status of your registration within about 48 hours! Looking forward to meeting you soon… Please share this with others you feel might benefit as well.