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A DIFFERENT KIND OF GRIEF sm
January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Support for Men who have experienced a substance use-related death.
Six meetings – Wed. Evenings 7:00–9:00 PM
Dec.16th, 23rd, 30th, 2020 & Jan 6th, 13th & 20th, 2021*
Registration Deadline is December 14th, 2020. Space is Limited.
*If you are unable to make this six-week session, contact Bob or Gloria for future dates.
Location: Brighter Days Grief Center
HIPPA Compliant Zoom Platform
Fee: $25 (scholarships are available)
Bob Englund will co-facilitate this group with his wife, Gloria, who has been leading these
kinds of grief recovery groups since 2012. Bob is the stepfather to their son, Aaron
Watson, who died of a heroin overdose in 2007. Since men have been in the minority in
these groups, Bob decided, he would like to co-facilitate a men’s only group. In
preparation Bob has been part of and mentored Gloria’s groups as well as received training
in grief group facilitation. Bob has also been a member of other kinds of men’s support
groups. In weighing this experience against groups he has attended where women are in
the majority, he finds that men tend to grieve differently and are more open in a group
where the majority of the members are men.
The group coaching support differs from traditional grief support groups because the focus
is not only on the loss, but also the trauma and stigma that often result from this kind of
disenfranchised death. There is also a specifically focused educational curriculum for each
six-week session as well as ample time for personal check-in.