How Do You Selfcare When You’re Grieving?

How do you selfcare when you are grieving

How Do You Selfcare When You’re Grieving?

When we are grieving a loss, we may not be kind to ourselves or recognize our need for self-care. We tend to be extremely hard on ourselves and more critical of our actions or words than normal. We are keenly aware of being overwhelmed and feel powerless to respond beyond our pain and suffering. Grief can take over your whole life for a period. Grief is exhausting work. It taxes our physical strength we need just to show up every day in our lives. It robs us of our ability to navigate emotional upheavals because we are in the most disruptive emotional journey of our lives. It robs us of our ability to be present with those that mean the most to us because our brains are being foundationally rewired by our grief. What can we do about all these things happening to us?

Essentials 2 Grief Transformation and Oliver’s Funeral Home are offering a variety of resources to help people during their grief journey.

Grief & Loss Seminars

It is very important for our grief to heal in community. With this in mind, we are offering a full-day seminar on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Oliver’s Funeral Home. The morning session is “Understanding Adult Grief & Healing” and runs from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This seminar is for everyone who wants to understand that suffering has a purpose and how to heal within community. The afternoon session is “Understanding Childhood Grieving”. This session will parents communicate with their grieving child. This runs from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. You may attend one or both sessions. Oliver’s Funeral Home has graciously offered to provide us with lunch. Registration is required at

Small Groups

Following the Grief and Loss Seminars, Essentials 2 Grief Transformation will offer small groups on various topics and needs that will address practical ways to help with your grief journeys. These 8-week events will begin in November 2022 to May 2023. Watch for them to be listed on or at

Christmas Candlelight Service

Oliver’s Funeral Home is pleased to welcome you back in person this year to their Christmas Candlelight Service. Join us on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 6:00 pm to remember together those we have lost. Registration is required. For more information, and to register, visit

Surviving The Holidays

The holidays can be a challenging time after the loss of a loved one. This event provides tips and concrete strategies for handling your grief while celebrating the holidays. This is for all ages. We all have grief and stress this year that we can learn how to handle better during the next few months. This event will take place on Tuesday, December 6, and is hosted by Oliver’s Funeral Home, Essentials 2 Grief Transformation, and Grande Prairie Alliance Church. Registration is required. To receive an email when registration is open, visit

We are here to serve you and your families through your grief journey. We understand that grief is hard, and we are here to help support you in your journey.

Kimberly Talmey RPC-C and Oliver’s Funeral Home.

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