A Journey through Loss

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An Interactive Support Group for Managing Loss

When we begin this journey called life we never expect the loss of loved ones. We trust that we will travel the various pathways with happiness and hope as we mature. Then suddenly a horrific event such as Newtown occurs and we are shocked.  The resulting  shock or denial leads to additional grief stages that happen within us. As Dr. John Brown says, “The pain seems almost unbearable at times.  We ask ourselves where is God?  How do we apply our faith and the God given resources during these events? It has been said that there no greater loss one can suffer than the loss of a child.  How do we cope with such a reality? How do we journey through the painful loss of loving another?” 

It is at this time that we need to seek out additional travelers who will share this journey with various questions and concerns. On March 15th and 22nd from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon in South Hall, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, located at 351 Main St., Ridgefield, is offering a two part support group for those who want additional strength and insight as they seek to deal with the reality of loss in their lives. The group will be facilitated by Dr. John G. Brown, a pastoral psychotherapist.

The Rev. Dr. John G. Brown III is an ordained minister and Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. As a teacher, grandparent and pastoral counselor, he has worked with individuals who have lost loved ones for approximately 40 years. He is on the faculty member at the Westchester Institute for Training in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis in New York and was an adjunct faculty member at Fairfield University Department of Nursing.

Although there is not a fee for this program, a free–will offering will be taken.


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