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Updated January, 2009.

Free Bereavement Workshops at NY Methodist Hospital:

Once every season I hold a free community bereavement workshop at NY Methodist Hospital in Park Slope (506 Sixth St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 - map -).

All meet on a Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:45pm. The dates for Fall 2013 will be posted here soon.

There will be a free group bereavement group at NY Methodist Hospital in September on a Thursday evening followed by a 10 week series.

Check back for exact date or email your name and number to jdorlester@nyc.rr.com

If workshop participants want to meet further they can join a 6- or 10-week group for a fee at my private office. See below for more information.

These workshops are designed as complete experiences.To sign up for one of the workshops, please call (718)788-4991 or email your name and number to jdorlester@nyc.rr.com

If workshop participants want to meet further they can join a 6- or 10-week group for a fee at my private office. See below for more information.

General Group Information:

Here's some of what you can expect by participating on one of the groups:

  • Meet in 6-10 weekly sessions led by a compassionate and experienced grief professional.
  • Find the tools you need to help you grow and heal.
  • Share your experiences, thoughts, and feelings.
  • Talk with others in the same situation.
  • Learn more about what to expect from your grief.
  • Find healing and comfort through Alexander Technique and relaxation exercises.
  • Develop new rituals to organize your grief.

Groups meet on Thursday evenings, from 7-8:30pm in Park Slope.

Fees: (may be fully reimbursable by insurance):

6-week group - $240 ($40 per session)

10-week group - $400 ($40 per session)

Payment in full is requested at or before the first session. Arrangements can be made in cases of hardship. Call me at 718-788-4991 to sign up for an upcoming group or to find out more. For more on the grieving process, look at the Paths to Healing section of this website.


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