DEALING WITH GRIEF

Helping You Cope With Loss and Pain

“Grief can be the hardest journey you’ll ever have to take ...
The journey is less difficult when you let others join you along the way.”

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The Hospice Circle of Love Bereavement Team is here to help you through your grief. It isn’t our desire to help you ‘get over your grief,’ but to successfully learn to rearrange your life after such an important loss. Our Bereavement services are provided at no cost and are open to all members of the community.

Grief Group
First 4 Tuesdays in February, June and October
5:00pm to 6:00pm
at Hospice Circle of Love (314 S. Third, Enid)
Call Dr. Matt Miles or Rev. Gary Miller at (580) 234-2273 to register.

Please click on the topics below to learn more about the available Bereavement Resources

We offer Grief Support Groups three times a year. These groups are open to anyone experiencing a loss. We seek to provide a safe environment where one’s grief can be expressed, shared and worked through.

"What Happens in Group, Stays in Group."

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Time alone will help. Time with others whom you trust and who will listen when you need to talk will help. It may take months and years to understand the feelings that go along with loss.

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  1. Be there. Be available.
  2. Allow silence. Don’t talk if they don’t want to.
  3. Listen in a non-judgemental way.
  4. Be careful what you say. Avoid the use of cliches such as "Think of all the good times", "You can always have another child" and so on.
  5. Encourage them to talk about the one that has died.
  6. Be practical in your offer of support with offers like minding children or cooking.
  7. Talk about the deceased by using their name. Avoiding the subject makes it worse.
  8. Accept that tears are normal and healthy.
  9. Be dependable. Don’t give up on them.
  10. Remember that grief may take many years to work through.
  11. Acknowledge dates. Remembering birthdays, the day of the death, anniversaries and such will remind them that they are not alone.
  12. Accept that you cannot change things or even make them feel better, but you can support them.