For those suffering or anticipating the loss of a loved one, our Bereavement Services can offer emotional support.
To cope with a pending or recent loss, you are invited to request individual grief counseling for yourself or other family members in a setting of your choice. Individual counseling is free of charge to hospice patients’ families, palliative care patients’ family and/or community members.
Not certain if individual counseling is for you? Consider this checklist.
Worried about a grieving child? Children and teens can receive counseling through the Heart Songs program. For more information, please call the Heart Songs coordinator at 828-233-0334 or 828-692-6178.
Community Resources & Partnerships
The first year following a loss is the most difficult for many persons, so during that time you’ll receive occasional mailings and phone calls inviting you to attend bereavement support groups or grief workshops. Additionally, you may borrow materials from our grief library, or choose resources from this Recommended Reading List. Of course, you may also decline services at any time. Should you choose to reach out to us at a later date, simply call 828-692-6178 to initiate the services you need.
Support Groups & Workshops
Facilitated by grief counselors, participative support groups offer a confidential and comfortable environment in which participants may share their grief experiences with others. Each adult support group meets for six sessions; Heart Songs offers separate groups for children and their parents in the 7-session support group, Life in Forward Transition (LIFT).
Educational workshops are primarily informational programs. Attendees may watch a video, hear a bereavement counselor speak about specific grief topics, or ask questions. Monthly workshops include “Grief 101” and “Moving On.”
Group Grief Support:
- Online: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fourseasonsgrief
- Support Groups: available throughout the year please call Four Seasons at 828-692-6178 for more information and support.
Holiday/Seasonal Support Resources: