Providing Grief Recovery Method Grief Support to those living in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties. There are no service fees for our clients as funding is provided by the Local Health Intergrated Networks (LHIN) through Haldimand Norfolk Community Senior Support Services (HNCSSS).
The Grief Recovery Method support groups are open for any adult over the age of 18 years (not just for seniors).
Julie is the Hospice Outreach Regional Coordinator with Senior Support Services (HNCSSS) and with a network of trained volunteers provides support for individuals and their families/caregivers that are facing serious and life threatening illness. As a result of both personal loss and supporting many through their losses, Julie has a deep understanding of the depth and breadth of emotions that grievers experience.
Julie recently became a certified Thanadoula (or End of Life Doula) through Douglas College and is currently studying to obtain a certificate in Thanatology through Conestoga College.
At home, Julie and her family own a small horse farm where they also enjoy beekeeping and the beauty of nature. Julie shares her love of horses with others and uses her experience as an Equine Assisted Learning Facilitator to assist both young and old alike in restoring balance in thier lives.
Julie has been offering her expeience, knoledge and support to Haldimand and Norfolk counties since 2015 and is happy to answer your questions and help guide you in the actions of Grief Recovery.
(Private Grief Support 1 to 1 available for a fee, visit griefrecoverynorfolk.com)
The homework assignments were very helpful. For some I spent many hours reflecting and thinking about the questions. Opened up a lot of memories that had been forgotten. Tough work but beneficial. The structure of the group makes sense given that we are not experts in grief counselling but as the group became comfortable it was even harder to not comment or discuss what others said. The structured format which did not allow comments or discussion was hard to be part of. Did not enjoy the group experience since it entailed individual sharing but not participation. Not sure the group method is appropriate but don't know what else to suggest. Hearing the pain of the other members weekly was very sad. Overall, I feel the program helped me move forward. It allowed me to face and deal with a lot of issues.Support GroupsParticipant in Simcoe, Ontario10/28/2019
I would be very interested in taking a Grief Recovery Program specifically for Pet Loss but still this program was informative and helped me to feel better and understand a lot about my very troubled relationship with my long deceased father and I also learned a lot from the other participants of the program.Support GroupsParticipant in Simcoe, Ontario10/28/2019
Opened up significant knowledge regarding grief recovery as it applied to multiple losses that invited this type of attention. Revealed aspects of three relationships that I had not understood before.Support Groups07/22/2019
(a) I was not alone, there were others grieving in many different ways. (b) The professionalism, knowledge, well prepared for sessions, empathetic and kind, managed sessions well so all could speak, there to speak on an individual basis. Julie Coulson knows her profession well and does excellent work to help others that are having problems. 5 Stars from me to this lady (note- Julie treated no different from others, we were all treated equally). I learned to apologize for being angry mostly for dying and for the VERY few misunderstandings we had. I forgave myself for not being able to save my partners life. In a short paragraph I wrote of all things I appreciated about my partner respecting me, loving me for who and I what am, sharing, always being there for me, protecting me, teaching me how to protect myself when alone. We were best friends, lovers and soon to become life partners as he was going to ask me to marry him. I have all the same feelings for my partner as he did for me. I have let go of a deeply saddened heart and find I can now smile for the right reasons. This program will only work if: (a) A person is 100% HONEST. (b) A personi is willing to do the homework. (c) Hopefully a person can share with others within their group.Support GroupsParticipant in Hagersville, Ontario01/31/2019
It gave me an outlet to others who were experiencing loss themselves. I had an experience to be able to talk about my mom briefly to others that weren't "in my circle of family/friends". I don't feel the last of the homework with making the grief chart, letter any better, for me anyway. I don't feel I need to write a letter (last weeks homework) to my Mother who passed away recently. I think that is suited best for someone who has lost someone that may have been estranged from, not see in years, or fighting with. Doesn't suit my situation. Perhaps in follow up groups, it would be more suited to do a small presentation about our loved one or a letter can be drafted up to the loved one who passed. I think options should be provided for the last class/or session. I feel that a couple others in the group may have interrupted other group members as they were expressing issues, feelings and thoughts about their own loss .Support GroupsParticipant in Hagersville, ON01/30/2019
I've learned a lot about Grief. How everyone's grief is different and unique to the individual. I will not judge anyone again for their behavior effected by grief or loss. I feel that the process of completion left me free of the pain I was holding onto in my relationship. I will certainly continue to work through other relationships now using this program.Support GroupsParticipant in Dunnville, Ontario11/23/2018