BENEFITS OF ADULT GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
In a support group each person has witnesses to their story, their growth, and their healing. Group members learn that the story of their journey has healing power for others. There is a transformative power in telling our stories as well as in listneing to and encouraging another.
Support group members often discover they are not as isolated in their grief as they once believed. They realize that foggy thinking and an inability to juggle many balls at once (like they used to do) is perfectly normal in grief. They discover they are not going crazy. Support groups often help individuals to recognize they are moving through their struggles rather than stuck in them.
[The Austin Center for Grief & Loss] offers grief support groups for adults based on specific kinds of losses. Grouping individuals in this way means group members find much in common.