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Weekly Outlines – Week Five

Purpose of the Group for Participants

  • To understand their grief process
  • To respond to their traumatic loss in more active/empowered ways
  • To foster resilience
  • To tell their stories in healing ways
  • To improve overall health and daily functioning
  • To learn from and support each other in the grief process
  • To restore a sense of self

Objective: Exploring Personal Experiences Regarding Faith and Spirituality

During this session complications in the grieving process with respect to spirituality will be explored. The participants will be invited to speak about their spiritual beliefs and how they have utilized these beliefs to work through their grief. A spiritual leader will attend to lead the discussion.

Adapted from the B.C. Victims of Homicide Resource Guide for Facilitators of Homicide Loss Support Group (March 2014) and Canadian Parents Of Murdered Children’s Rebuilding Shattered Lives pilot project (March – April 2016).