The Sessions are facilitated by Grief Companions - Suzanne Ritchie and Laurie Lynn Clark. Both Suzanne and Laurie have experienced deep loss in their personal lives and are equipped with skills to hold a safe space for you to explore your grief. This 7 week bereavement session will connect people in the community through active listening, expressing and sharing each other's grief experience safely and confidentially. It is recommended that participants register for the full 7 week session so as to benefit through coming to know the pain that results from the many losses that we encounter in life. Although, participants are invited to try the first few zoom sessions to explore whether it is a good fit for their personal grief process.
Registration for this program is based on the donation principle to ensure its accessibility for all involved. All donations will be offered to MERA Schoolhouse.
This session begins on Monday October 18th, 2021 from 6 pm until 7:00 pm and will continue every Monday evening until November 29th, 2021.
Please register with Laurie Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suzanne Ritchie began volunteering through Lanark County Home Support after completing hospice training in 2017. With her Bereaved Families of Ontario training including Suicide Safe Talk in 2015, she co-facilitated bereavement group sessions. As a death doula Suzanne is knowledgeable in all aspects of death and dying.
Laurie Clark completed her hospice training (2018) with Lanark County Home Support when she initiated her role as a Grief Circle facilitator. She also trained as circle facilitator in the Restorative Communication program with Lanark County Community Justice (2016). She has recently completed certification course with Maria Kliavkoff - Author, keynote speaker, training leader, workshop facilitator and grief coach: Basics of Bereavement Support and Complicated, Traumatic and Pandemic Grief Training.