Mind-Body Medicine Skills Group for Grieving Adults

| By Jodi Horton

A loved one dies.  We grieve.  Grief is the normal and natural response to a loss.  And death, loss and grief are stressful.  The emotional roller coaster (and marathon) of grieving is very often physically and emotionally exhausting.  We are heartsick, sick with grief, heartbroken.  Research has found that although a normal and natural process, the prolonged emotional response to the death of a loved one can leave us prone to infection and disease.  Grieving can take an immense toll on the human body.

This 8-session group will offer participants a safe place to explore a variety of different methods to nourish and replenish their depleted reserves and help them to deal with life change, stress, illness and grief.  Self-care, self-awareness and health promotion are at the core of a Mind-Body Medicine Skills Group.

These powerful and effective combinations of research-based mind-body techniques include: Breathing exercises, Meditation, Movement, Guided Imagery, Autogenic Training and Biofeedback and more.  No prior experience, skill or talent is needed.  The sessions focus on experiential practice and self-reflection.  The group dynamic allows participants, when they are ready, to share their thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, nurturing environment.

Pre-registration is required. To register, call Sally at (520) 544-9890 or e-mail her at SallyS@casahospice.com.

Casa de la Luz Hospice provides hospice services and grief support to Pima County and southern Pinal County. For more information about our bereavement care program, call (520) 544-9890.

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