A 7-week Bereavement Support Group available for USF students who are dealing with grief in their lives. This 7-week group will start around the first week of October and will feature different weekly activities. Please contact Hillary Howarth, Psy.D, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Discuss group format and “rules;” what to expect
Discuss quote from “The Courage to Grieve” and how you relate/don’t relate to it
Week 2: Making room for grief
Grief meditation exercise
Discussion: What do you “do” with your grief? What has helped/not helped you manage your grief?
Week 3: Remembering through art
Draw a picture of your grief and/or draw a happy memory of your loved one
Week 4: Life Imprint: How has your loved one influenced who you are?
Life imprint exercise (handout)
Week 5: Honoring and remembering
Memories exercise (handout)
Share a photograph with the group
Week 6: Writing through grief
Write a letter to your grief or to your loved one
Week 6: Where are you now?
Check ins: how has your grief changed (or not) since week 1?
Group goodbyes exercise
Create memory books
Discuss poems about grief
Share family/cultural rituals
Remembering through our senses