Brooks, Alberta and surrounding area
Offered in association with Living through Loss Counselling Society of BC, this group is for people experiencing the loss of a loved one through death.
The loss of someone you care for may bring the greatest emotional pain one can ever experience. For many people, the resulting feelings of loneliness, sadness, fear and abandonment are overwhelming and one’s identity, self-esteem and sense of purpose in life may also suffer.
Over a six-week period, group participants will explore through lectures, sharing and written exercises how to adjust to the pain of loss, restore their self-esteem and regain hope and energy for the future.
This group is facilitated by a registered social worker, with knowledge and training in grief and loss, mental health and emotional regulation.
This is a closed support group with limited enrollment. Participants are required to complete a support group interview form.
6 weeks; Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm -8:00pm (secured parking available)
August 6 – September 10, 2019
September 24 – October 29, 2019
November 12 – December 17, 2019
Cheryl Hansen, BSW, RSW in Brooks, Alberta.
Cheryl Hansen holds a BSW from the University of Calgary and is a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW). Cheryl is currently employed with Alberta Health Services (AHS) as a social worker based out of the Brooks Health Centre while also serving Bassano and Oyen hospitals and home care clients. Cheryl has experience in medical, mental and addiction health settings working with diverse populations in both urban and rural settings. She holds certificates in grief and loss, suicide prevention and first responder to sexual assault and abuse. Cheryl is a member of Alberta Hospice Palliative Care Association (AHPCA) and Alberta Play Therapy Association (APTA).