At Hope & Healing Place the colors, carpet, and paintings on the wall all promote a feeling of Safety.
Most children, teens, and adults who come to Hope & Healing are nervous about telling their story, sharing a meal, and being with others who are telling their story.
In our grief support groups confidentiality is a key as each person shares why they are in the room that evening.
One of the ways we all feel safe or safer is Listening and Learning through the stories of others.
Another way of being and feeling safe is Time. Our different grief support groups go for 6 or 8 sessions, normally twice monthly. It is not unusual for a child, teen, or parent to be quiet for a session or two and then find their into the conversation and sharing.
In a support group people who do not know each other, from all zip codes and cultures and family types come together for the common search for support, meaning, and healing. As each feels their own sense of Safety they each share....amazing to be in the room with people of courage who learning coping skills and resiliency.
Feeling Safe, Being Safe is a critical part of healing from a peer or family death and a part of the grief journey we at Hope & Healing Place develop in the same ways we do our program services.