From Grieving To Healing
Navigating Loss & Grief
The Solace Grief Support Society is a registered charity
centred in Foothills County and the surrounding area in Southern Alberta.
Solace Grief Support Society’s
Youth Art Journaling for Grief and Loss
Virtual Group for Youth (Ages 13-17)
Thursday Evenings (via Zoom) | October 28 – December 16 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
(Photos by; Atlin Ferreira, Alice Donovan, Svetlana Pochatun)
Have you Experienced a Loss of any kind that you just can’t seem to get over?
Whatever type of loss you’ve suffered, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. You don’t have to go through this alone. Join with us and your peers to find ways to express and work through your grief in creative ways to heal and improve your physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being.
Once registered, participants will be provided with their own Art Kit so they will have everything they need to participate.
There are only 8 spots so register early!
Solace Grief Support Society (SGSS) counsellors are seeing a spike in the number of youth requiring support for grief and loss, and this is compounded by the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Youth need alternative ways to support their complex mental health needs at this time. It is much more effective to work with youth that have similar experiences. SGSS will be offering an 8-week, Art therapy, virtual support group for Youth in the Foothills area, ages 13-17, for grief related to any type of loss in their lives. The group will be held via Zoom Thursday evenings Oct 28 – Dec 16 from 6:30-8:00pm. Once registered participants will be provided with their own Art Kit so they will have everything they need to participate. There are only 8 spots so register early.
Our primary goal is to support the grief healing process and improve the youth’s physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being. It is important for youth to be part of a supportive community of peers. Art therapy offers “an expanded practice of bereavement support, and at the same time taps the wellspring of individual’s creativity and mobilizes the validation and inspiration of a caring group” (Rogers, p.xviii, 2007).
For further information and to register please contact SGSS Counsellor and Art Therapist, Pattie Ann Pryma RN, PhD, PMATD at [email protected] or call 403-852-5267.
Group counselling sessions are held on the first Thursday of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., and the third Monday of each month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., via ZOOM. Individual and family counselling is held by telephone or secure video conferencing. To join a group session or to arrange for individual or family counselling, please contact one of our counsellors. Counselling is always free-of-charge.
Vi Sharpe (403) 860-3189
Pattie Ann Pryma (403) 852-5267
Pansy Angevine (403) 681-0494