How do you find the words to talk about your grand/parent, your brother or sister or your best friend dying?
If you’re between the age of 19-35, come and join a group of people your own age to explore your grief and loss through a variety of expressive art exercises.
Telling stories and making art has often been the way we come to understand what has happened in our lives. Sometimes we don’t have the words for what we feel, but we have loads of energy inside us that is screaming to be let out.
“Using expressive arts in a grief and loss support group gives people a safe and creative circle of support to tell their story in different ways,” said Marion Prochnau, one of the facilitators of the group. “The process is different for each person, but everyone will connect with their grief, move through the veil of loss, and make sense of their loss.”
“I liked meeting different people my age and the small group felt intimate so we bonded well,” said a participant of the pilot support group last fall. “It was very meaningful and helped me understand my grief more. I recommend it to others needing grief and loss support.”
The young adult expressive arts group runs for six Thursdays, starting Oct. 27, and is free. Pre-registration is required by calling Coast Hospice at 604-740-0475.