It’s not easy to join a group of strangers, especially when you’re in pain and feeling vulnerable. In a sense, the uncertainty is normal. Don’t these thoughts and feelings sound reasonable? I’m not a group person. I’m different than the … Continue reading
As both a HOPE Connection Therapist and an alumna of HOPE’s support groups, Evelyn has a unique and insightful perspective on grieving, healing and the upcoming holidays, which she shares here. Grief and loneliness brings a feeling of a “hole … Continue reading →
HOPE Connection has three Parent Loss Support groups — in West Los Angeles, Encino and Westlake Village. Download the flyer for more information.
Q: How is it possible to replace the unconditional love of my parent? A: It is not replaceable. There are no other relationships that provide us that kind of unconditional love, or the boundless love of a parent. However, after a parent … Continue reading →
So you’re feeling too much pain and isolation and decide to join a grief group. Or you simply work up the courage and jump in. Whew! That is not an easy step. No one wants to join this “club.” At … Continue reading →
Q: What makes the HOPE spousal loss groups different than other grief groups? A: There are several things that make our spousal loss groups different and effective in helping individuals through their grief. 1. All of our groups are facilitated by … Continue reading →
The HOPE Connection Group, New Beginnings, is an ongoing personal growth support group for people who have attended the two-year bereavement program and are now two years or more past the date of their loss. This group meets the 2nd and … Continue reading →