Grief Group

  • Next Support Group     Gathering

    Overcoming Loneliness After Loss
    January 22, 2023           12:00-2:00pm
    St. James Parish Hall

        It is no surprise that given the variety of emotions that one experiences after the death of a loved one, the emotion of loneliness is often the most commonly felt. This group will explore common strategies aimed at easing the emotional pain one endures while attempting to face the future with a sense of hopefulness beyond loneliness.

        Participants may attend in person or through a Zoom call from the comfort of home. To obtain the Zoom link contact Tom Bekkers, Facilitator.


  •       An on-going Grief Support Group is offered for those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. If you or someone you know is grieving the death of someone close, please consider attending this group. They typically meet every-other month and dates and times are announced on this website, on Facebook, and in the bulletin. Since the pandemic began, a Zoom option has been offered in addition to gathering in person. This group is FREE to those who are grieving and their support people.
          Tom Bekkers, MSW, APSW, is the Facilitator, He is an Advanced Practice Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in professional counseling related to patients and family members faced with the challenges of health situations, lifestyle adjustment issues, death, and grief. Tom holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
          Tom is the co-author of “The Widower’s Toolbox:  Repairing Your Life After Losing Your Spouse” which helps channel men’s grief into constructive tasks and provides tools to enable bereaved men to recreate lives that can be fulfilling once again.
          Tom and his wife Patty live in Denmark, and are members of St. James Parish. 

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