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January Bereavement Calendar – Setting Intentions for the New Year

My dear, in the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy.
For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger —
something better, pushing right back.

– Albert Camus

 

Drop-In Grief Support Groups

Please join Hospice Austin for these free Drop-In Bereavement Groups this month.

Turning In/Turning Out

After the death of a loved one, you may find you need lots of time to yourself. This includes time to sort through all the intense emotions, to rest and recuperate, to think about next steps in your life, to settle the estate, and to recover from the rawness and pain of grief. At the same time you may also experience a strong loneliness which propels you to look outward and seek support from other people. At a time when your emotional and physical energy is low, you may feel compelled to make efforts to be with others in spite of how you feel.

— Jan. 8: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Hospice Austin administrative office, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 78759

 

Setting Intentions 
After the death of a loved one, we may fervently hope that we will feel better and perhaps “more normal” as a new year begins.  Although we have limited control over how we feel day-to-day as we grieve, we can think about our intentions or goals. Intention is defined as, “To have in mind a purpose or plan, to direct the mind, to aim.”

— Jan. 15: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church – 5226 W. William Cannon Dr. 78749

— Jan. 22: 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Hospice Austin administrative office, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 78759

 

Drop-in grief groups are held every month:

— 1st & 3rd Tuesdays: 12 – 1:00 pm at Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church – 5226 W. William Cannon Dr. 78749

— 2nd & 4th Tuesdays: 12:00 – 1:00 pm at Hospice Austin’s administrative offices – 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. 78759

 

Conversations on Grief

Hospice Austin offers free monthly 1-hour online grief support through your phone, computer, or mobile device. Conversations on Grief are are offered the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You’re welcome to attend one, several or all webinars.

Grief and Healing: Setting Your Intentions for the New Year
There are times in our grief journey when we start to consider or are ready to make changes in how we grieve and heal. Change begins with choice, and choice is fueled by intention. Healing will come through the courage to act and a willingness to allow ourselves a full and honest grief experience.
During this workshop you’ll learn how to identify your intentions, choose how to proceed, and how to check in with yourself in the year ahead.
Register Now

— Wednesday, January 9: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

For more information about Hospice Austin’s bereavement support, please click here.


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