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Virtual Bereavement Education Groups

Virtual Bereavement Education Groups

The bereavement support group offers adults grieving a death a confidential time to share their concerns, triumphs, and day-to-day experiences. Trained facilitators guide discussion during the meeting.

  • For adults 18+ who currently reside in Nova Scotia
  • Topics and speakers will change month to month and will be announced on our social media accounts and on the page below. 
  • All sessions will be co-facilitated and moderated by trained Bereavement Volunteers or Hospice Halifax staff.
  • Every second or third Wednesday of the month, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm via Zoom. 
  • Attendees are responsible for providing their own computer/phone and internet access and ensuring a private location free of distractions for the session.
  • Community members can come at any point in the grief process, whether their loved one died at a hospice or in another circumstance
  • Free of charge

**Pre-registration required – Limited capacity**

March: Integration and Inner Healing Intelligence in Grief

Date: March 18, 2024 from 6:00-7:30 pm  
Where: Zoom (link provided after registering)
It is common for grievers to ask, “am I doing this correctly?” This month’s topic is meant to create greater awareness of and comfort in our diverse experiences of grief and our innate ability to heal and create meaning out of new experiences. Integration is the process of bringing our awareness to different parts of our experiences, and creating meaning and purpose from those experiences. Inner Healing Intelligence (IHI) refers to our innate movement towards wholeness and authenticity. This month we will talk more about how research in integration and IHI can help us feel more confident in the newness that loss can bring into our lives. 
Speaker:  Arthur Sullivan, MSW, RSW – Bereavement Social Worker at Hospice Halifax
Arthur joined Hospice Halifax in January 2024. Arthur is originally from NYC where he obtained his MSW from CUNY Hunter College. Prior to working at Hospice Halifax, Arthur provided counseling for individuals navigating intimate partner violence, homelessness, relational trauma, systemic bigotry, and identity integration. Arthur is trained in DBT and somatic IFS and integrates these theories into his grief counselling. Arthur believes that providing space for grief to be validated, shared, and understood allows for more authentic and integrated self-expression. In his free time, Arthur dotes on his two bunnies and enjoys collaging.

Additional Grief Support Groups

We recognize that not everyone is in the HRM or able to get out and about, so we have compiled a list of the many support groups available across Nova Scotia