Heathfield Benefice

The Church of England in Your Community

The Bereavement Journey 


Course Overview 
Loss needs to be processed for our physical and mental health and wellbeing. Unresolved grief can also affect our attitudes, relationships and attainment. The Bereavement Journey® is a place to talk - 7 Sessions of films and discussion for anyone, whether grieving a death now, or wanting to explore a previous bereavement that may be unresolved. This course is for bereaved adults to do their own grief work. It is supported by a Guest Manual and facilitated by volunteers.
Attendance is recommended for all the Sessions. It is most beneficial to attend at least a few weeks after the death - ideally after the funeral, but this is not essential and The Bereavement Journey can benefit those in anticipatory grief, also pregnancy loss.
Topics include:
  • Attachment, separation and loss
  • The pain and responses of grief
  • Anger and guilt
  • Coping with others’ reactions
  • Delayed and suppressed grief
  • Adjusting to change
  • Moving forward healthily
Faith is reserved for the final 7th session on Faith Questions in Bereavement, which is optional, making the course suitable for anyone of any faith or none.
Course Dates

The course takes place at 10am (to about noon) on Tuesday mornings for 7 weeks commencing 16th April in St. Richard’s Church Hall, Heathfield.

To register an interest or for further details, please mail John Shepherd