To assist those who are dealing with the death of a family member or friend, Saint Anne's Hospital Office of Spiritual Care offers a series of programs to help share and explore feelings and learn ways to accept and cope with grief and loss.
Offered bi-weekly, these programs focus on various aspects of the grief process in a confidential, compassionate and safe setting. (See schedule of 2017-2018 topics below.)
This series is facilitated by Sister Judith A. Costa, S.S.D., M. Div. A member of Saint Anne’s Spiritual Care team, Sr. Judith is certified in thanatology (death, dying and bereavement) and is a certified pastoral counselor, academy certified master chaplain level three, and fellow in the American Psychotherapy Association.
All are welcome to attend any or all sessions. There is no charge, and drop-ins are welcome.
For more information, or to speak to a chaplain, contact Saint Anne's Hospital Office of Spiritual Care, 508-674-5600, ext. 2920.
Grief Education and Bereavement Series topics - 2017-18
August 23: The Role of Forgiveness in Grief
September 6: Healing Old Wounds
September 20: Continuing Bonds with the Deceased
October 4: Stumbling Blocks to Healing Grief
October 18: Ways to Remember the Dead
November 15: How to Grieve and Give Thanks
November 29: Spirituality and Grief
December 13: The Meaning of Christmas After Loss
December 27: Grief and Faith Questions
January 10: The Joy-Guilt Syndrome
January 24: Depression and Grief
February 7: How Do We Heal a Broken Heart?
February 28: Transforming Pain Into Power
March 14: Dealing With Guilt and Shame
March 28: Understanding Anger that Comes with Grief
April 11: The Art of Self-Acceptance
April 25: The Art of Developing Resilience