I found this the other day when I was going through a folder of material from my days at hospice. I might be doing a caregiver support group for a local hospice and I was looking for some resources.
The chaplain at my old hospice, a dear friend of mine, had given me this document that she had for many years and had shared with congregation members as well as hospice family members.
I hope it helps you if you have someone you love who is grieving and you don’t know how to support them.
If you are the one who is grieving, you may want to share this with the people around you.
The worst thing we can do is to say nothing and not support someone. Even saying, “I don’t know what to say because I can’t imagine what you are going through” is better than hiding. Can you take that risk? Can you love someone that much???
- Reblogging Myself: Seeing the Whole (namasteconsultinginc.com)
- John Welshons: Living with and Learning from Grief (namasteconsultinginc.com)
- Grief Theory: Q & A: Disenfranchised Grief (namasteconsultinginc.com)
- Stop All the Self-Help? (namasteconsultinginc.com)