Facing the Mourning

Facing the Mourning is an interactive support group for friends and family members addressing all types of death and length of grieving. The group is designed to help with the grieving process by using visual and thought provoking tools and examples. The attendees have weekly assignments to support the concFTM Version II - Part Manual Coverepts introduced in each sessions. Each attendee receives a Facing the Mourning Participant Manual.

Week 1: Keeping Your Memories Alive—Learn how to honor your loved one by building memorials. The group discusses memorial ideas, share memorials that have been created and develops new ideas through group interaction

Week 2: Letter Writing—Each attendee writes at least one letter to the person of their choice; addressing a loved one, a family member to share more about the person that’s been lost, a religious figure, the medical staff or whomever else.

Week 3: Journaling Your Thoughts—Learn how to journal thoughts to show progress through the grief journey and to capture thoughts and emotions.

Week 4: Working Toward the Future—Learn how to set goals with milestones to help track progress towards the defined goal.

The Facing the Mourning program is offered as a:

  • 4-week support group presented throughout the year at HeartLight Center and satellite locations. Visit our Calendar for time and locations.
  • Facilitator training to bring it to your community. Training includes a Facing the Mourning Facilitator Manual.
  • Available as a Package to start the program in your community (see details below).

For additional information regarding Facing the Mourning, please email info@heartlightcenter.org.

Facing the Mourning manuals available for purchase.


Facing the Mourning 4-week facilitated workshop is available for purchase to allow you to bring the program to your community. The Facing the Mourning Facilitator Manual FTM-Version-II-Fac-Manual-Coverwill provide all the necessary instructions to enable you to facilitate the program including guidelines and examples. Each participant receives a Facing the Mourning Participant Manual which serves as a workbook and includes information about grief and examples of each tool introduced. The recommended audience for a Facing the Mourning workshop is anyone who is anticipating a loss or who has experienced a loss. The projects are very powerful and assist in the grief journey.

Costs (contact HeartLight Center for volume discounting):
Facilitator Manual: $60

Participant Manual: $15

Combination Package: $175 ($210 value) 1 Facilitator Manual & 10 Participant Manuals

For additional information regarding Facing The Mourning manuals – please email info@heartlightcenter.org.