Online Grief Support Sharing Circle

| February 8, 2021
Submitted by Hardil Bhatt for Open Circle McMaster

A mutual support group for students who are experiencing loss or anticipatory grief, due to the death of a loved one. This group is a safe and confidential space for sharing experiences of grief while respecting each other’s questions, feelings, viewpoints, or spirituality as it relates to each person’s healing process.

Find support through: facilitated reflective exercises, education about grief and loss, peer sharing and support, creative exercises, mindfulness and self-compassion based exercises.

February’s Theme: Remembering My Loved Ones and Relating to Others. Bring with you a stone or a heavy object (ie jar) that you can decorate, along with any art supplies you have.

The dates and times for the winter term are Thursdays from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on: 

  • February 11
  • March 11
  • April 8

Facilitated by Marybeth Leis Druery and Simone Gomes, M.S.W., R.S.W.

E-mail Marybeth Leis Druery at to receive the link. Include your name, phone number, emergency contact number, and address of where you will be located during the meeting.

NOTE: You must be located within Canada at time of meeting to take part in this therapeutic group.


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