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Family Grief Center

   

The CTMC Family Grief Center is dedicated to helping children, adults and families understand the process of grief and how to live through it in a transformational manner.

CTMC Family Grief Center provides a safe and comfortable environment to express the feelings you may experience due to the death of a loved one. These bereavement services are available not only to hospice families, but to the community at large at no cost.

Grief can be a very powerful and overwhelming experience that changes your life. Understanding and compassion from others can take you on a journey of discovering healing and meaning in your life again.

It helps to know your feelings are normal and that others may feel the same as you. It also helps to know the different coping methods for dealing with grief.

Types of Counseling

CTMC Family Grief Center provides a safe and comfortable environment to express the feelings you may experience due to the death of a loved one. These bereavement services are available not only to hospice families, but to the community at large at no cost.Grief can be a very powerful and overwhelming experience that changes your life. Understanding and compassion from others can take you on a journey of discovering healing and meaning in your life again. It helps to know your feelings are normal and that others may feel the same as you. It also helps to know the different coping methods for dealing with grief. Call CTMC Hospice Care at (512) 754-0322 for information about meeting dates and times. 

Grief Counseling: CTMC Family Grief Center provides individual grief counseling to adults, children and families.

Children/Adolescent Counseling and Bereavement Support: CTMC Family Grief Center provides grief counseling for individuals and support groups. Sessions can be held privately in the child’s home, a place of business, schools, and at our Family Grief Center. This group is designed for children and teenagers aged younger than 18 years old to help understand the grief process, their emotions and how to cope with them.

Illness Group (Children with Family member living with a chronic illness):
This group is designed for children 6-18 years, who are coping or living with a family member with a chronic illness.

Life After Loss Adult Group:
Life After Loss is a six-week adult support group sponsored by the American Cancer Society, designed to help bereaved people understand the grief process, their emotions, and how to cope with them.

Life After Death by Suicide (L.A.D.S.):
The Life After Death by Suicide support group is an eight week program to help people cope with a death by suicide. Meets on the first Wednesday of each month. 

Camp HeartSong:
Serving Blanco, Buda, Canyon Lake, Kyle, San Marcos, Lockhart, Luling, Wimberley, New Braunfels, Seguin, and South Austin. Camp HeartSong is a two night, three day summer grief camp sponsored by CTMC Hospice Care. The camp has been cre-ated to meet the special needs of children ages 8 to 13 who have experienced the death of a family member or significant person in their lives. 

Camp HeartSong, Too!: 
Camp HeartSong, Too! is a three day summer camp sponsored by CTMC Hospice Care. This camp is for teenagers ages 14 to 18 to explore the feelings surrounding their loss. The summer day camp assists campers to understand the grief process, their emotions, and how to cope with them.

Tiny Footprints:
Tiny Foot Prints is a perinatal bereavement support group specializ-ing in supporting adults who have suf-fered the loss of a baby prior to delivery or shortly thereafter.

Lifetime Journeys:
Cancer Support Group for Before and Beyond Remission: Grief comes in many forms. Having a diagnosis of cancer not only affects you physically, but emotion-ally as well. Lifetime Journeys assists clients, families and friends understand the process of grief, the emotional toll of their diagnosis, and how to live through it in a transformational manner.

Teaching Kitchen (The Empty Chair):
Sup-ports and enhances the lives of families at a critical time in their development of a “new normal”. The loss of a family member is a time of crisis and if handled with love and support, can eventually become a process of growth. The Teaching Kitchen is a combination of teaching and discussion applied through preparing and consuming a meal.

Other specialized bereavement services include:
If you lose a co-worker or a member of your organization (i.e. Clergy member, employee, student), CTMC Family Grief Center can provide an on-site support group on grief education and wellness at your place of business.
 

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