• 6-week loss/grief workshop begins October 11

    ATC’s “Finding Meaning” group utilizes expressive arts therapies to explore memories of our lost loved ones through narrative, storytelling, art and drama. The group meets on Wednesdays, October 11 to November 15, from 6 to 7:15 pm.

    The Finding Meaning fee is $10 per session, but please contact us if you have a financial need. No one will be denied the benefits of this group because they can’t pay.

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  • Giving words to a traumatic experience is hard, but it’s also essential to our ongoing psychological health.  The loss of someone close to us can have profound effects: anxiety, fear, depression, isolation and difficulty carrying on with the normal activities of life. If you’re in high school or college and you’ve suffered a loss that’s intruding on your ability to function normally, or if you want to process your loss and find meaning in the experience, this group is designed for you.

    Giving words to a traumatic experience is hard, but it’s also essential to our ongoing psychological health. The loss of someone close to us can have profound effects: anxiety, fear, depression, isolation and difficulty carrying on with the normal activities of life. If you’re in high school or college and you’ve suffered a loss that’s intruding on your ability to function normally, or if you want to process your loss and find meaning in the experience, this group is designed for you.

    • The Finding Meaning group uses expressive arts therapies to explore memories of lost loved ones. Through narrative, storytelling, art and drama we share those memories first with ourselves, then with other group members, and finally with families and friends.
    • In addition to the group therapeutic process, individual counselors are available to members of the group.
    • We keep the group small, between 6 and 15 members. Participants are high school or college age (about 13-20 years of age), and they’re asked to attend all meetings. No one is discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, creed, nationality or sexual orientation. 
    • Dr. Dale Savidge, the group facilitator, is a drama therapist under supervision with Heidi Landis, RDT, LCAT.
    • Chaplain Cindy Adair Inman, the group co-facilitator, is the Bereavement Coordinator for Open Arms Hospice, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System.
  • Groups run for six weeks on Wednesday nights 6:00 – 7:15 pm. Locations TBA (participants notified by email).

    • October 11 – November 15, 2017
    • January 17 – February 21, 2018
    • April 4 – May 9, 2018