Join the Heart & Soul Social Reading Group
“The bereaved may be the largest community but bereavement is for many an isolating and disorientating experience. Stories and beautiful words can help us to reconnect ourselves with ourselves and to make meaning of what has happened. Getting together with others who have similar experience in a relaxed environment with tea and biscuits and time to chat is a comfort and a way to be with others.” Says Jane Morrell of Green Fuse
“Book lovers and non-readers alike are invited to a friendly, weekly group to relax and enjoy great stories and poems. Everyone has their own copy to follow as they wish. I read aloud – and others can if they wish – and we pause to discover what the writing means to us, and share spontaneous responses.” Says facilitator Sarah Hopkins.
This group is offered to help relieve the low feelings of loss and provide inspiration by encouraging new connections with quality literature and like-minded people. Friends and family members welcome too.
TUESDAYS 2-4.pm. (£5 or affordable donation).
SUMMER 2016: July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
at Riverstone, 18 Dart Mills, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0NF
Come to all or any sessions!
“My life has been broadened and enhanced” “I’ve met new people – real and fictional”
“it’s an escape from things for a while” “I look forward to each meeting – exchanging thoughts and ideas”
Your facilitator is Sarah Hopkins: 01364 653994 for info and to book.
We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world, the company of those who have known suffering. When it seems that our sorrow is to great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance, and inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy, their understanding. Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another’s pain, life is not in vain. Helen Keller