Grief Support Group

The goal of this group is to provide support to those going through grief no matter how old or new. Whether your loss is recent or 10 years ago, this space is for you. Grief doesn’t have a set timer on when it ends, but rather is incorporated into your life.

Rebecca Poulsen, an expat from America, is hosting a grief support group at IHL once a month. During her time in Belgium, she has had her fair share of losses. From losing her father suddenly, a niece unexpectedly, a grandmother, a friend, and family pets, she has learned a lot about grief. 

This will be a space for you to share your story and feelings and listen to others as well. I hope this space will provide some comfort and connection to those going through a difficult loss. Rebecca will bring a baked treat for everyone to enjoy and IHL has free coffee and tea. 

NOTE: Rebecca is not a certified therapist but will moderate this group and create space for people to share their stories. While not a therapist herself, she has attended many therapy sessions and has gained a number of skills when it comes to dealing and managing grief. She hopes to share these skills with those that attend the group.

We will be limiting this group to 10 people (at least to start) so that everyone has a chance to share their thoughts. If there is a high demand for this group, I will consider increasing the amount of meetings each month so that others may also participate. 

By attending this group, you are not obligated to share your story. If you wish to come and simply listen, this space is for you. You only need to share your story when you feel comfortable and ready.

General info

Tuesday 20 February 2024
18:00 - 20:00
International House Volunteer Initiative
International House Leuven
Tiensevest 60
3000 Leuven
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