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HALos' ultimate goal is to improve community and family awareness of loss and how loss effects children and their family relationships, their success in school, and how to help children to rebuild self-esteem and resiliency. 

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Upcoming: The Grief Recovery Method ® Grief Support Group and Book Study

Grief is not limited to death, but rather grief is experienced after loss, the loss of a friend or family member, the loss of a job or a house, the loss of trust or your safety, or even the temporary loss of deployment, but is not limited to just these examples. Grief can come from the loss of anyone or anything. Your feelings processing loss are normal and natural. We have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.

While people say you have to let go and move on in your life, they don’t tell you how to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method ® Grief Support Group facilitated by Help After Loss, Inc. not only makes it possible, but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

This eight-week program will start Tuesday, January 22, 2019 and end Tuesday, March 26, 2019, meeting each Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Greenlawn Elementary School.

This support group/book study is conducted in association with the Grief Recovery Institute and the group will be facilitated by trained Grief Recovery Specialists. We will be using the book entitled “The Grief Recovery Method” written by John W. James and Russell Friedman.

While this support group is mainly for grieving adults it is also valuable for counselors, clergy or anyone else who interacts with grieving individuals on a regular basis.

The book and support group serve as a guide for initiating lifelong, healthy response patterns to grief and to empower participants with effective methods for dealing with their loss.

To obtain more information or to register for the study group please contact Joyce Humphrey, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist at 607-639-4256 (HALO).

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Videos from HALos Commemoration

Mariah Carey's Hero

Owl City's Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Merrick Hanna's Robot Song

Harris J's My Hero

Play for a Change's Wonderful World

Art Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Camp HUGS 2017

This year's Camp HUGS theme was Stress and Anxiety.  The kids and volunteers partook in games and activities to learn about stress and anxiety as it related to their personal situations.  They also learned different relaxation techniques that could help them when they are stressed and experiencing anxiety.  Community volunteers included individuals who taught about the importance of massage, understanding how the brain responds during anxiety, and how to use every day items to help calm yourself.  Each child was able to take home a box full of relaxation tools to help them calm down, thanks to a grant from the Otis Thompson Foundation.