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Weekly Outlines – Week Six

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: Self-Care Part II and Commemoration and the Celebration of Your Loved One’s Life

Participants will continue to explore and implement self-care components introduced during Self-Care Part I i.e. what have participants learned from each other, what strengths have they identified in themselves that they didn’t realize they had and build on those etc. They will, also, write a letter as a personal commitment to themselves reminding them what they plan to do. In addition, during this session each participant will present the memory of his/her loved one through pictures, poems, recordings or any memorabilia that enlivens that person’s presence within the group. This is an occasion for celebrating the vitality and value of the participants’ loved ones.

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).