Healing for Daughters Who Have Lost Their Mom

April 6, 2016

LCFH offers Healing Arts Workshop to Cope with Mother’s Day Grief

For daughters who have lost their mothers, Mother’s Day can be a particularly emotional time, even if they lost their mother many years ago. Lower Cape Fear Hospice is offering a no cost Healing Arts workshop for daughters who have lost their mothers on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 a.m. to noon to help prepare them for the upcoming holiday. To register, call 910-796-7991.

“The workshop is to prepare daughters who have lost their mother for the holiday in a way that is personal and reflective,” said Lorraine Perry, LCFH Healing Arts coordinator and bereavement counselor. “It will help adult daughters connect with others, and explore and express grief through creative art and writing. It offers a safe and supportive environment to remember and celebrate their mothers.”

“There’s a special relationship between mothers and daughters,” continued Perry. “Sometimes there’s unfinished business between the two. For others, the fact there was no grandmother or aunt in their lives to sort of fill this role sometimes heightens the feelings of missed opportunities created by the death of their mother. The workshop will focus on coping with the stress that accompanies such a loss and also finding ways to move forward.”

There is no time limit for how long ago the loss occurred to participate in the workshop. Practical help for those with immediate needs due to the recent loss of a mother will also be offered.

“Journal writing will be introduced to help daughters in the process of finding a way to move forward,” said Perry. “Everyone attending will get a beautiful journal to take with them to continue their healing.”

Most of us have loved and lost special people in our lives and we understand that coping with grief is a challenging process. If you and/or your friends and family are having difficulty dealing with the loss of a loved one, we are here to help. Throughout the year, we offer compassionate care, educational and enrichment opportunities that support many types of loss in safe and familiar environments. Because of our generous donors, these caring, no cost groups, camps and workshops are available to all. Your donation is always appreciated.

Lower Cape Fear Hospice is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care and comfort to patients with life-limiting illness; support and counseling to families; and education to the community. For more information, visit lcfh.org.