Grief & Spiritual Care

Grief Counsel + Memorial Events + Weddings  

WHAT IS GRIEF RECOVERY & SESSION ONE 

Join Us This Wednesday, September 25th, 

6:30 p.m.   

2 parts: 

Testimonies & Overview;  

Refreshment break & First Session if you feel engaged! 

Concludes by 8:30 p.m.

The Champlain Room of the Best Western (via the stair sets at front desk) on Lakeshore, North Bay

Bring your questions, 

your curious and / or grieving spirit,

 a friend, and explore its options for your needs. 

We will engage all types of losses, not just death of persons

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When Are Grief Recovery Method®     Support Groups

 8 Sessions Format?

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  Recent North Bay Sessions CONCLUDED June 23, 2019 .........

A TESTIMONY

 "We all spend money...... this is an investment in yourself 

that is worth every dime and minute. Thank you to the entire team for the course – 

it was an amazing experience!"   Michelle Lashbrook

              (Scroll below for MORE TESTIMONIALS  or Click on "Grief Recovery Groups" panel at top)


Contact Jeff 705 493 9784 (text)

Check out  www.griefrecoverymethod.com   for further information.


The Grief Recovery Method®                 

The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses


 Myths about Grief: 

Time heals all wounds                            Replace the loss •           Grieve alone •          Gotta be strong for others       Bury your feelings       Keep busy                      Move or Change Location     Suck it up buttercup          Move On


Your feelings are normal and natural.   The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. 

 

          Whatever your LOSS is from 

  •  Death          Divorce or End of a Relationship            Loss of a Career  
  •   of Trust            of Faith         of Safety 
  •  Loss of Health           of A Pet         ....or more than 40 other  Losses


People say you have to let go and move on in your life, 

     but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. 

The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program not only makes that possible,

     but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens. 

  

JEFF ARCHAMBEAULT  •  Certified Grief Recovery Specialist ®       

705 493 9784

[email protected]


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And...we can celebrate weddings too....

Lesa CHAYER and Andre COUTU... Wedded in Warren Sept 14, 2019                                                Another joyous event .... and Jayden invited the kiss!

And the prior week at Sturgeon Falls Museum.... 

And over in beautiful Rutherglen.........

And outdoors at Sturgeon Falls pad overlooking lower river near Marina......


Weddings & Vow Renewals. 

Your venue. Your way.  

 Call me 705 493 9784

As Ontario Marriage Officiant  

I would love to celebrate your special day

 5 in process at present:                                                                                                                                         Rutherglen, Warren, Sturgeon Falls, North Bay

           Funerals   /  Celebration of Life                     Wakes    /    Anniversaries                 End of Life Release Ceremonies 

        Listening to You Deeply Together,           To Make Sense Of Your Experiences, To Cope And Feel Alive Again

May 26, 2019:  

A Letter to the Grief Matters Team........

                                             (Anne, Charlie, Melissa, & Jeff)

        

Full Letter From Michelle Lashbrook 

Grief Recovery Method 8 Sessions Course Graduate  (January 2019 at Les Compagnons)

 

"This course showed me a system that works from beginning to end 

to deal with the loss in a safe, understanding, and non-judgmental environment.

  The course worked its way to bring about real understanding of my loss

 and the impact it had on me then and now, acknowledgment of the loss 

and my reactions in a different way than I had ever thought of before,

 and a way to find real closure with the loss.

I understand now how this system could be applied to so many different situations 

that we all find ourselves in at some point or another n our lives 

and help to experience real healing on a fundamental level.

I would recommend this course to everyone 

as it will only help to develop the skills and implement a system

that helps to get through losses in life and really be able to move on in a healthy way. 


Michelle Lashbrook

Click on Grief Recovery Groups panel at the top of page for her complete letter......

Some Survey Responses                                                      from January 2019 Group North Bay

          Q. How would you describe any beneficial aspects of this Method for you?

  • Les preniers pas sont faits. Je peux continuer la guérison en suivant le guide.
  • It has allowed to go deep inside and feel my pain I guess. Much more beneficial en francaise
  • Sharing with Partner, rather than larger group was less intimidating and more encouraging; Developing relationships and friendships with other Group members
  • Very beneficial; enough time is given to reflect during the sessions and in between each session
  • male: sharing and support from group
  • Had started for a different reason, this method did open up new area in my life which had been unexpected
  • Explained the incomplete relationship and how we will always grieve it unless fully resolved.


  • More Survey Responses to Grief Recovery Method...                                                                    Q. Do you think you will use the Method you learned for another relationship to a loss? 
  •  Oui définitivement.
  • Absolutely
  • Yes -I feel I have the basic skills & tools to continue the exercises with other relationships (THIS WAS A SAFE, CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMNET TO SHARE THE MOST INTIMATE GRIEF EMOTIONS, AND GROWTH AND PROGRESS. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THIS “PLACE” TO BE STRONG IN MY WEAKNESS”)
  • I definitely would
  • I already have

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One person added comments:
1.   Do not to wait at the last minute to “do” the homework… 
2.   Remind them: some work might be painful but this is part of the healing “process” 
5.   To invest time, energy, and soul (not only money) if one wants to really heal and recover…in order to move beyond
Survey responses .. to Question 5  
Were there any unexpected or surprising discoveries for you?
  • Oui, j'ai plusieurs relations à guérir.
  • no, just going inside myself was great
  • In speaking with friends who have experienced loss, about my growth, has enabled them to share and grow
  • yes, I had no idea that the person I ended up grieving would be someone I had never “grieved” or even thought of as a “loss”.
  • (male)shared experiences and very supportive atmosphere
  • Oh yes
  • Yes, it was other than I expected; focus was on two other persons--- one deceased and one living;
  •  yes. Talking about it really helps.


 (Note: now concluded for the summer)

 Weekly (bilingual) Grief Support Drop-In 

Sturgeon Falls, West Nipissing

Offered by and For Anyone with Loss

Open Weekly Facilitated Meetings. Informal Presentations.

Tuesdays 2:30 p.m.

West Nipissing Community Health Centre / Michaud Street at Ethel St. 

Bilingual support available. Lite Refreshments

Information:

Jeff Archambeault, facilitator, community chaplain 705 493-9784

Marie-Claire Vignola, co-facilitator (bilingual) 705 495 7460

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Rencontres porte ouverte hebdomadaires

Par et pour les gens qui ont subi des pertes de tout genre

Réflexions et partages guidés. Présentations informelles.

Tous les mardis à 14 h 30

Centre de santé communautaire de Nipissing Ouest, rue Ethel

Soutien bilingue. Léger goûter.

Information :

Jeff Archambeault, animateur, aumônier communautaire 705 493 9784

Marie-Claire Vignola, co-animatrice bilingue 705-495-7460

More Survey responses .....  Question 3:  
Did you feel emotional safety in the group?
  • Tous les participants et les facilitateurs m'ont mis à l'aise.
  • Yes absolutely
  • Absolutely – I appreciated the commitment to confidentiality and trust within the group
  • yes at all the times that I was with the group      
    •                                   this is a group of decent folk (male)                                                                                                                                                     
Question 4:  How was your experience to be in a GROUP 
yet paired with ONE other to share outcome of your work?
  • J'ai aimé pouvoir partager en français mais maheureusement la personne connaissait ma situation donc je ne me suis pas senti assez à l'aise pour partager librement.
  • excellent en francais / It worked
  • Sharing with Partner was more conducive to sharing and caring; the Group provided like minded people, to support ideas and discussion
  • enjoyed the wisdom and experience in sharing with the group
  • It worked

I can form a group for 

healthcare professional, 

teachers, 

daycare workers, 

parents, 

grandparents,

or any one who is a child caregiver:

4 sessions using Grief Recovery's WHEN CHILDREN GRIEVE now known as:

Helping Children With Loss

for adults to help children.....



Visit www.griefrecoverymethod.com for additional information 

Call or Text:  705 493 9784     

Email:  Jef[email protected]


 

To Host or Sponsor 

  As An Agency, Community Group, 

Institution, Or Community Organization:  


Contact Jeff to design & contract at:

www.griefandspiritualcare.ca     

www.griefrecoverymethod.com 

  [email protected]  

 705 493 9784


Grief MATTERS Team Offers:

Grief Recovery Method®      8 Two Hour Sessions

Melissa, Charlie, Anne, Marsha, Esther join me

To commit to healing your broken heart by

Making a profound journey into and through your losses.

Discover and then recover from grief’s pain.

Take a chance to heal and complete yourself.

Experience improved well-being and new self-care.

Time alone does not heal.  Specific actions do.


www.griefrecoverymethod.ca

www.griefandspiritualcare.ca

www.centrecompagnons.ca



Previous Testimonials
 from 
Grief Recovery Method 
 8 Sessions Groups 

T e s t i m o n i a l s .......  (from 2nd of 3 prior 8 Sessions Grief Groups) :

"very compassionate and supportive forum....felt comfortable speaking openly.... positive feedback" (female participant).

"good to do grief work in a group...doing and completing the exercises is an important part of this recovery program...freedom and support to be wherever e are at in our grieving" (male participant) 

 "surprising, helpful, liberating" (male)              "positive, affirming, helpful" (female)

"Thank you helping us with my wife's funeral."  (husband & daughter)    

"People said they enjoyed the way we made a circle outdoors to remember dad. It helped a lot!  (daughter)

"The circle of care at the Fireside event in December really helped me at a difficult time.  Let me know when the next one is." (woman)      

"very compassionate and supportive forum....felt comfortable speaking openly.... positive feedback" (female in group)

"good to do grief work in a group...doing and completing the exercises is an important part of this recovery program...                                                      freedom and support to be wherever we are at in our grieving" (male participant in group)

"surprising, helpful, liberating" (male in group)                      "positive, affirming, helpful" (female in group) 

I am pleased to be a

 Certified Grief Recovery ® Specialist, 

The Grief Recovery Handbook helped me and thousands of other grievers 

with a variety of loss experiences.

I am eager to share its Method to help fellow Grievers. 

You can also contact me to be included in groups 

or for one to one counsel. 

And be sure to check out The Grief Recovery Institute website:. 

 www.griefrecoverymethod.com.  



NOTES OF APPRECIATION RECEIVED      
Dear Jeff....thank you for following your heart..."Grief Matters" is a blessing to our communities                                                           (2019 francophone woman from 8 session group                                                                                                                       Jeff, So grateful to have you and your Group in my Life. Blessed to be on the Recovery journey with you!                                            (male participant in 8 sessions)

 

Memorials & Funerals.

I have had the profound honour of accompanying families 

through the planning and conducting of Funerals, Memorials, and Celebrations of Life events.

Each was as unique in tone and flavour as the person remembered. 

Most occur in a Funeral Home, but others have been in locations special to the persons gathering to remember. Call me, or ask your Funeral Director to request my help.     705 493 9784  (with text).


Ask your Funeral Home Staff to contact me, or contact me directly.


 Testimonies from Grief Recovery Method Support Group in North Bay 2017






In response to question 1:  What Did You Like Best?


-Teacher is open and easy to communicate with/make the program positive book and program easy to follow

-  Hearing others words etc.

-     Honest confidentiality Sense of family

- Acceptance by everyone including myself

-        The homework assignments were good – allowing inteegraion of knowledge learned

-   I enjoyed the material in the book. I like the techniques and agree to the method

-          The final letter. It made me take a good look at my life

Question 3: I felt safe when sharing my homework assignments with my partner / small group 
                             was rated with 6 STRONGLY AGREE and 1 AGREE.
 

Are you stuck in your grief ?

Do you feel isolated?  

Individual grief counselling can help.


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