Thursday, October 27, 2011

53-year-old helps others through Grief Recovery Outreach Program


“The program took me through a timeline of my life, and we were asked to examine losses we experienced since childhood,” she said. “I learned that grief is evoked with any kind of loss, from first boyfriend breakups, to sending your first child to kindergarten, and in what seems like lightning speed, to college.”
The course left Stevens feeling “more prepared” to grieve, when her father and older brother passed away years later.
“The Grief Recovery Outreach program didn’t fix our family’s grief, but it helped me understand and respect the process,” she said. “I became more aware and appreciative of my close relationships, and I take more time to let people know that I care about them.”...