Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital is offering a support group for Fort Bend and surrounding area residents who are coping with the loss of a loved one during the holidays.


The support group titled “Grief’s Journey: Surviving the Holidays” is designed to help participants learn about grief and how to navigate the rituals and expectations of the holidays while experiencing a powerful impact of loss. Facilitated by the Department of Spiritual Care and Values Integration, this group is open to people of all faiths and provides a safe, welcoming environment where individuals can find support and share experiences.


The support group is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the hospital’s Brazos Pavilion Conference Room A. Dinner will be provided with an RSVP.


“Learning about grief – and hearing from others’ experiences – can be a valuable part of healing for many people,” said Tim Madison, director of spiritual care and values integration at Houston Methodist Sugar Land. “Too often, people try to get past the loss of a loved one without fully exploring their feelings or understanding how grief can affect them both emotionally and even physically. This session gives participants the opportunity to interact with others who have been through similar experiences and who share many of the same emotions.”


“Our goal is to provide an avenue for comfort and healing, recognizing that each person is different and has different needs,” said Madison. “The support group can be beneficial to anyone who has lost a loved one – whether it was a recent loss or even one many years ago.”


To reserve a spot, or to learn more about other support groups offered, contact the hospital’s Department of Spiritual Care and Values Integration at 281.274.7164.