If you’ve lost a loved one and need support from others who understand, TVC will begin offering a GriefShare 13-week course on January 30 at 7 pm in the Bonus Room at TVC Main. Registration is $25 and includes the workbook.

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. While it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now, you don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: a video seminar with experts, a support group discussion with focus, and personal study and reflection. Then during the week you will have the opportunity to use your workbook for further personal study of the grieving process and to help sort out your emotions through journaling.

GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. We understand that there are other losses in life that create feelings of grief. You might be experiencing a job loss, a divorce, estrangement from a child or the loss of friends because of a move. This grief is real, but it is not the kind of grief discussed in GriefShare sessions.

To sign up for TVC’s new GriefShare group, go to events.thevillagechapel.com.