"I thought it was stupid when I heard about it!"
Those were his exact words. I laughed out loud.
"Well why did you sign up?"
"My doctor suggested it. She said it might help."
"And did it?" I asked.
"Oh yes," he said. "I've learned so much here. I have learned so much from everyone at the table. I'm glad I came."
I love this story. I love his honesty. I mostly love that he came and that he was supported. I love that it was the group – the men at the table that helped him the most. I love that it worked.
Of all the feedback that we have received, this is my favorite.
I understand that men have a hard time seeing the value of gathering. It simply is not in their DNA. I understand that the thought of "sharing your feelings" is way outside their comfort zone. Some men just simply don't see the point.
So, here's the point…
A safe place to talk about what you are going through. Education, understanding that it is okay to grieve and that what you are experiencing matters. Listening to others stories to help you see that you all have something in common. Learning from one another, friendship, and I have heard the food is pretty good.
The next Grief & Grub for Guys will be starting in early May 2018. Registration is required. It lasts eight weeks and the sessions are two hours long.
If you know someone who you think this would help, please share this with them. If you feel like you could use some support or some companionship, you are welcome. This group is for men only.
Please call (250) 563-2551 to register!