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
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.
The year following a loss can be the most difficult for many. During this time, former hospice patient families will receive quarterly mailings and phone calls to remind you of our 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 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
*Please contact us for more specific recommendations.*
- 10-minute Guided Breathwork & Music for Relaxation (do not listen while driving)
- Grounding Tools
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.