WHO DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE?
At Full Circle Grief Center, we provide children and their families experiencing grave illness and loss with a safe, trusting environment to creatively express their grief, remember their loved one, find hope, start healing.
Families and young adults seek support from our professional staff throughout all the stages of the grief journey – some seeking assistance before the death occurs and others looking for support after the loss of a loved one. Individuals are able to come full circle by supporting others who are experiencing similar feelings or circumstances. In other words, anyone is welcome inside the circle, regardless of where they are on their grief journey.
WHAT IS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Often, children do not have the language or communication skills to explain how they are feelings when experiencing grief. Creative arts help children convey their feelings of loss and explore their thoughts and beliefs. Also, because violent or traumatic experiences regularly get recorded in the mind as images or pictures, art can help children recount details of a traumatic loss more effectively than just talking.
HOW DO YOU HELP THEM?
We present a variety of ways to use creative expression to help heal, enhance communication, express feelings and release stress and anxiety such as creating art, writing, music, crafting, scrapbooking, photography, moving, playing, and doing other hands on activities. At Full Circle, families will find:
- Trained, nurturing grief counselors
- Supportive peer groups
- Creative outlets
- Acceptance of experiences and feelings
- Opportunity to play
- A chance to remember and commemorate their loved on
WHERE CAN WE FIND OUT MORE?
Music to Grieve toListening to sad music after losing a loved one, being diagnosed with a terminal illness, or finalizing a divorce might seem counterintuitive, but this somber sounding activity has been proven to help.
Nothing can prepare you for grief, nor is there a right or wrong way to deal with it, but sad music is an easily accessible and highly effective tool that can help you begin to heal.Learn How Sad Music Can Help You