Sibling Grief Peer Support Group
In the Fall of 2022, Chilliwack Hospice Society hosted a peer support group for those grieving the death of a sibling during which participants explored processing grief using pottery clay as a hands-on medium. See this link for more info on working with clay.
The group was facilitated by Lucy Fraser, Director of Programs at the Chilliwack Hospice Society and Earla Legault, Hospice volunteer and author of the forthcoming book Living with Adult Sibling Grief. Both are bereaved siblings who facilitated Connecting the Creativity workshop in 2021 and its subsequent sessions for adult siblings.
Being a member of a peer support sibling grief group may help you in several ways:
- Reduce feelings of isolation in a safe, non-judgmental environment;
- Help you discover ways to continue the bond of a sibling;
- Give a voice to your story through hearing the stories of others;
- Learn coping mechanisms from others who walked in similar shoes.