Compass Regional Hospice schedules pet loss workshop
CENTREVILLE — Compass Regional Hospice is expanding the Hope and Healing Center’s grief support services to include counseling and therapeutic workshops for those who are dealing with the loss of a pet.
Join CRH for the first-time offering of a therapeutic pet loss workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Hope and Healing Center, 255 Comet Drive, Centreville.
This therapeutic workshop will be facilitated by Linda Turner, bereavement counselor for Compass Regional Hospice. The workshop is open to the public. There is a $10 registration fee, however, no one will be turned away due to inability to pay.
“When someone close to us dies, our loss is usually met with sympathy, comfort and offerings of sincere condolences, and yet many pet owners are not met with the same support and are often left to grieve alone,” Turner said. “We recognize that pets become a part of our family and the loss of their unconditional love can be very difficult to cope with.”
This therapeutic workshop is designed to provide a supportive environment for individuals to find hope and healing after losing their furry loved ones with others dealing with similar experiences. With facilitation from the group leader, participants may share memories of their pet, discuss new ways to cope with their grief and complete a special remembrance activity.
For more information about the grief support services offered through the Hope and Healing Center, contact Compass Regional Hospice at 443-262-4100 or www.compassregionalhos pice.org/hopeandhealing.