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Grief Support Group

Grief Support Group

Starting December 6th

A group to meet you where you are in your grief, and to feel safe in talking about what you need to talk about.

Masks must be worn for entry and for the entirety of the session.

When

2:00pm, first Sunday of every month

Where

Forest Lawn Funeral Home
7909 Mormon Bridge Road

Omaha, NE 68152

(When coming through the main gates, the large building on the right.)

Do I need to make a reservation?

Not at all, but it is appreciated! This is a group for you to come to when you feel that you are ready. There is no commitment, paperwork, or pressure.

We will be limiting attendance to 25 guests, if there are more, we will split off into rooms and add sessions at a later date.

To RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJe2aTbsPlkHy3zg2sySvAVvmcmbi7nsszcB462cG7tvT9pQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

This support group was created with the intention to help those who are grieving a loss. Grief can be a death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job, or a personal injury/illness. We understand that the most important thing in healing from grief, is getting to talk about your grief.

To be seen, heard, and witnessed.

This group is for that. We hope that this support group creates a place where anyone can come to release any feelings or memories that have been built up over time.

We will not try to stop you from feeling. We will not minimize your loss or try to justify what happened. We will simply be with you, sit with you, empathize with you, and encourage you to talk about your grief.

Support Group Moderator

Makenzie Briggs

Makenzie Briggs previously worked in Iowa at The WISH Unit, as a Certified Advocate for Survivors of Homicide and other Violent Crimes. She also worked as an intern at the Douglas County Morgue and has now completed her training as a Grief Support Group Facilitator through “Healing and Loss” by David Kessler.

She has worked alongside many different types of grief, and believes that sitting in discomfort alongside someone who is grieving is one of the best ways to help a person heal.

What We Do

  • Discuss our loved ones, and our losses.
  • Journal letters to our loved ones.
  • Learn Healthy Coping Mechanisms.
  • Meet others who are grieving as well.
  • Honor our loved ones together.
  • Learn to move forward with our grief

*While this group is therapeutic in nature, it is not professional therapy. If you are dealing with things that are not being addressed in our group sessions or have complications that are outside of the group facilitator’s abilities, please privately ask for resources for a professional, we are more than happy to help. There is nothing wrong with seeking additional help! Asking for help is a sign of strength.

For more information, call Makenzie Briggs at 402-451-1000 or email at [email protected].