Our ground rules are to ensure everyone has a chance to have their voice heard.
EQUAL TIME All members get equal opportunity to speak during breakout sessions.
SUBJECT MATTER: Grief: All members talk about their grief story or a subject that has direct connection to grief.
ADVICE We are not here to offer advice.
FEELINGS Crying is both natural and healthy.
ENABLING Let people fell their own feelings without trying to "make them feel better".
COMFORT It is appropriate to seek comfort from the group.
JUDGEMENT We are not here to judge each other, but to listen and offer understanding.
CONFIDENTIALITY What is said in the group sessions stays in the group sessions.
RESPECT It is important to respect your own grief, as well as that of others, by having one person speak at a time.
RESPONSIBILITY We each share in making the group work effectively.
CONFRONTATION Is discouraged -- this is a support group where each person makes their own decisions.
MEMBERSHIP Our groups are open to the public and new members are made to feel welcome.