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A New Grief Group is Starting:

Understanding Your   Grief 

Begins Monday Feb 5th,
9am (pst) 

This is an ongoing support group that meets weekly online for an hour.


Hello, my name is Karen Atkinson and I'm a certified Grief Coach. I became a grief coach after we lost my ex-husband to suicide in 2014.


His suicide changed my life. 


I entered into the many stages of grieving I kept seeming to go through and head to learn what tragic loss was. From that experience, I now help others who are on a similar journey. 

What we know about this kind of loss is that it is not an overnight thing. It's good to remove a timeline for grief.


You may find that it can also be really difficult to talk with others about. Tragic loss like this is called complicated grief because there are many layers to it. The journey becomes lots of moments of healing to find some type of peace in your life. 

For many of us, grief like this is like learning a new skill set. 


What research shows is that finding support in a nonjudgemental space, such as a support group is crucial for healing.


Support groups can alleviate stress, sadness and confusion. From clarity of mind, to better sleep, to finding new meaning in your life, this type of support aids the process. It helps with feelings of isolation. It helps with not getting stuck.


These groups are a confidential space without judgement, criticism or fixing. You get to be you. Whereever you are at. All you have to do is show up.  

These are peer support groups for spouses, family, friends and colleagues that have lost someone to suicide. 

With my 11 points of tragic loss we touch on common experiences such as shock, retelling the stories and guilt that often follow tragic loss.

We share stories, talk about the difficulties and the changes that natrually come. I offer exercises for you during the hour or outside of meeting to assist you as you grow on this journey.  

The purpose of this is to offer you the opportunity to grieve in a healthy way, with like minded individuals and in a non-judgemental space, and at your own pace. 

With the love and support of others, you can help yourself in the best way possible, by building a support team around you.

You do not have to grieve alone or "get over it". Learn how to attend to yourself and find your way of healing. 

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"From our very first meeting, Karen projected a calm, accepting demeanor which made me very comfortable and easy to open up"


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