6 Week Series Offered by Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health
Beginning Tuesday, April 25th, 2023
Pemi-Baker Hospice and Home Health will begin a new Bereavement Support Group series on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Our Bereavement Support Groups include a brief educational component to stimulate sharing and discussion among participants who are seeking to process grief from any kind of loss. In an effort to be available to a wider sector of our communities, Pemi-Baker’s Bereavement Support Groups are offered in the morning in-person at the Plymouth Area Senior Center at 11:00am. The group will meet for six weeks.
Kubler-Ross: 5 Stages of Grief
This particular series offering is entitled “KUBLER-ROSS: BEFORE AND BEYOND”. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance) have filtered down into our common awareness since they were first proposed in the 1960s.
There were other grief theorists prior to her work, including Sigmund Freud himself, “the father of modern psychology”, in the 1920s. In the 1940s, Erich Lindemann suggested moving toward an emotional detachment from the deceased, readjusting to one’s environment where the deceased is no longer present, and establishing new relationships as a plan toward dealing with loss. Coming after Kubler-Ross, in the 1970s, John Bowlby and Colin Murray Parkes developed their four-stage grief work model. In the 1980s, J. William Worden described four tasks of mourning and Therese Rando formulated her six R’s of Bereavement (recognize, react, recollect, relinquish, readjust, and reinvest).
Simon Rubin, in the 1990s, submitted for consideration his notion of two tracks of bereavement while Margaret Stroebe and Henk Schut proposed their dual process model wherein the bereaved person is challenged both by loss-related stress and the stress of moving toward restoration as life around the bereaved continues to go on. Alan D. Wolfelt devised a listing of six needs of mourning.
As grief studies continue to develop, we are learning that the process of mourning is unique and profoundly personal. Though there may be common elements in the process, no two persons will grieve in the same way at the same pace.
Pemi-Baker’s Bereavement Support Groups hope to provide a safe setting in which mourning persons can meet and speak their experience of working through their grief. Listening to others share their own discovery of what has been helpful, can provide group members with points of commonality and connection which may help in ongoing growth and healing.
Again, the groups are intended to assist in the processing of any loss, not just loss occurring following upon a death. There is no cost for attendance. Interested persons MUST pre-register prior to the first session on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Please contact the group facilitator, Guy Tillson, Pemi-Baker Hospice and Home Health Bereavement Services Coordinator by email at email@example.com or leave a phone message at 603 536-2232.
Pemi-Baker Hospice & Home Health is a trusted, nonprofit agency proudly serving 29 towns in central and northern NH since 1967. Expert services include at-home healthcare and physical therapies (VNA), hospice and palliative care, and community programs including: American Red Cross CPR/AED/FA, Caregiver and Bereavement Support Groups and ‘Ask A Pemi-Baker Nurse’ days at your local senior centers. Providing compassionate care with experienced staff who are trained, certified professionals and also your neighbors. In your time of need, we’re right where you need us.
Pemi-Baker is located at 101 Boulder Point Drive, Suite 3, Plymouth, NH. To contact us please call: 603-536-2232 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Like our Facebook Page: @pemibakerhospicehomehealth
~written by Guy Tillson