Support Groups for Children and Adults
Children/Youth Grief 101: A seven-week structured educational/support group for children ages 6-17. Offers support and coping tools, utilizing play and activity in learning to live with loss. Meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Call 912.303.9442 to register for next session which begins January 6, 2015 and runs through February 17, 2015 . Registration is requested. Other 2015 dates are March 3 through April 14; June 23 through August 4; August 18 through September 29; October 13 through November 24.
Grief 101: A seven-week, adult educational group offering support and tools for learning to live with loss. Meets Tuesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Call 912.303.9442 to register for next session which begins January 6, 2015 and runs through February 17, 2015. Registration is requested. Other 2015 dates are March 3 through April 14; April 28 through June 9; June 23 through August 4; August 18 through September 29; October 13 through November 24.
Life 201 - Four-week adult support group for those who are at least 18 months out from the death of their loved one. Specific grief issues are addressed by specialists in the field. Topics include: "Behind the Mask" - Our Public and Private Grief Personnas; "The Spiritual Dimensions of Grief"; "The Mind-Body Grief Connection"; "Journaling for Your Life"; "Laughter Yoga"; "Reinvesting in Relationships"; "Mapping the Future - Values Clarification". Will meet on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 912.303.9442 to register for next session. Registration is required. The next session begins January 8, 2015 through February 19, 2015. Next available group after this date is August 20, 2015 through October 1, 2015.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group: A support group for those whose loved ones have died by suicide. Meets the 3rd Monday of each month at Full Circle from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Spouse/Life Partner Support Group: Open support group for adults whose spouses or life partners have died. Meets Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Parent Infant Loss Support Group: A 4-week support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child from 0-2 years. Upcoming session dates are January 6, 2015 through January 27, 2015; June 23, 2015 through July 14, 2015; August 18 through September 8; and October 13, 2015 through November 3, 2015.
“Life Goes On” Grief Support Network - An open group that incorporates social activity with grief adjustment, geared to those who are farther along in their journey and ready to reinvest in broader social connections. Meets Thursday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Bereavement Yoga - Restorative (Mat) Yoga is offered on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Hospice House. Chair Yoga is offered on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Full Circle.
"Camp Aloha" Children's Grief Camp - A weekend camp held the first weekend in May of every year, designed to help children ages 6 through 17 deal with loss. Our next camp will be May 1-3, 2015. Registration is required.
Full Circle also has an office in Effingham County. Bereavement Counselor, Barbara Moss, MSW, holds office hours each Tuesday at the United Way's Effingham Service Center, located at 711 Zitterour Drive in Rincon. To schedule an appointment, call Barbara directly at 912-629-1089.
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