What is Reel Grief?
Death, end-of-life and bereavement are topics not easily discussed in our western culture. Reel Grief is an opportunity to help individuals process their grief through the use of movie scenes where others are experiencing the loss of a loved one. By observing how other people respond to their unique, but often similar situations one can compare and contrast their own grief processing and expectations. Through guided group discussion the audience can share and learn new coping skills to help alleviate the symptoms of grief.
Our Souls at Night
Our Souls at Night (2017) is a movie starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda who are both struggling with the loneliness of widowhood. Together they find a compromise in a healthy fulfilling relationship of deep friendship.
Part 1: Monday, March 30 – 3-4:30pm
Part 2:Monday, April 6 – 3-4:30pm
Discussion topics may include:
- Companionship vs. loneliness
- living purposefully
- feelings of guilt; regrets
- redefining your reality