Longfield Community Hospice is inviting local people to participate in a series of informal and friendly Writing through Grief courses. These will run twice weekly at its Wellbeing Centre in Minchinhampton, beginning in early April.
Patsy Freeman offers a variety of writing activities in a relaxed and supportive group. These courses are suitable for anyone struggling with grief, following the death of a loved one from natural causes.
Each session includes time to chat and reflect. No previous writing experience is necessary.
Cilla’s husband Simon was cared for by Longfield’s Hospice team in the final weeks of his life. She initially attended counselling sessions at Longfield before joining the Writing through Grief course last year. She said: “Getting things out of your head and onto the page was a big release. It also made me feel closer to Simon, because I’d write letters to him.
“We talked about carrying feelings of regret and guilt as well as sadness. Knowing others felt that way made me feel less isolated in my grief.”
Each course consists of seven sessions; you can choose a course on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings.
For further details, please contact Longfield’s Wellbeing Centre on 01453 886868.