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Grief Services

Grieving is difficult.  We’re here to help.

Four Seasons Grief Services exists to provide an environment that permits grief to exist so that it can complete its’ work. We believe that grieving is experiential, not cognitive.  In other words, we encourage an active grieving process, rather than one that is talked about. Our clinicians are trained in various evidence-based modalities that effectively assist those who experience not only normal, but also complicated grief.  With these skills we seek to provide individualized care to address the unique aspects of each client’s grief.

We provide services not only to those who have had loved ones in our hospice care but also to anyone who has experienced a loss related to the death of a person.

 

For more information about grief services, email us at GriefServices@FourSeasonsCFL.org

Adult Grief Services


Support Groups, Workshops, & Events

Grief counselors facilitate interactive support groups in a confidential and comfortable environment in which participants share grief experiences with others.  Adult grief support groups meet for six sessions.

We believe that the process of grieving can occur in varying forms. To that end, we offer unique opportunities throughout the year.  Examples of these events are memorial services, a holiday workshop, and our annual expressive arts seminar where grief is explored and experienced through creative experiences.

 Educational seminars are available for presentations in the community on various topics and can be customized to meet the needs of your group or organization.

View upcoming groups , workshops, and events.


Individual Support

The year following a loss can be the most difficult for many.  During this time,  bereaved families served by Four Seasons Hospice Care will receive quarterly mailings and phone calls to remind you of grief support services.  You may choose to decline these calls and mailings, but remember that you can reach out to us for grief support at any time. For more information and to access our services, email us or call us at 828.692.6178 and ask for Grief Services.

Our professionally trained counseling staff provides time-limited individual counseling for the purpose of addressing grief related to the death of a loved one.

     

    Our volunteer Bereavement Buddy program pairs trained volunteers with grieving individuals who would like weekly friendship-based contact. Watch a video about our Bereavement Buddy program below.

    Additional Resources & Community Support


    Peruse some of our favorite resources below! If none of these options are a good fit for you, simply call us at 828.692.6178 or email us here and we will assist in finding the right resource for your needs.

    Books We Recommend

    • “Grief One Day at a Time: 365 Meditations to Help You Heal After Loss” by Alan Wolfelt
    • “The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal & the Sacred Work of Grief” by Francis Weller
    • It’s Ok that You’re Not Ok: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture that Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine

    *Please contact us for more specific recommendations.*


    Online Tools


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    Self-Care Offerings


    Holiday/Seasonal Support Resources:

    To contact our Grief Services department, call (828) 692.6178, or email one of our staff:

    Sybil Arnold, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C, Director of Patient & Family Services

    Jessica Godfrey, MDiv, CT, Grief Services Coordinator – South Region 

    Daniel Tipton, MDiv, Grief Services Coordinator – North Region

    Amy Entwistle, MMT, MT-BC, Adult, Child, & Adolescent Grief Services Coordinator- West Region

    Jay Wilson, MSW, LCSWA, Child & Adolescent Grief Services Coordinator- North & South Regions

    Four Seasons Grief Services are provided at no cost to the consumer.  Expenses for this program are underwritten by generous donations. If you are interested in donating to Grief Services, click here.

    Contact Us

    To speak to someone right away, please call
    Local: (828) 692.6178
    Toll Free: (866) 466.9734