The Pain To Power Online Grief Support Group is a monthly, peer led, online support group for grief, loss and bereavement. Facilitated by Jill, the sessions are geared towards supporting individuals at various stages of loss.
The virtual (online) meetings provide a safe environment for attendees to reflect upon challenges presented by grief. The meetings also afford a space to share memories of their loved one(s), regardless of their manner of passing.
Pain to Power Online Grief Support Groups are nondenominational in nature. There is no fee, or commitment required to attend the meetings. All meetings are LGBTQ-friendly.
What is a peer led group?
A peer led group is a collection of individuals who share a common experience or concern, including but not limited to; emotional support and sharing of those experiences and/or concerns. Peer led groups offer attendees the opportunity to share their experiences, as well as provides a platform to socialize and bond with others. Peer led groups do not require a licensed facilitator, therapist, doctor and/or healthcare provider to oversee the group sessions. Think of it as peer-based biofeedback.
The mission of the Pain to Power Online Grief Support Group is to help individuals cope with loss by instilling hope, empathy, strength and understanding. The primary focus of the Pain to Power Online Grief Support Group is to provide a supportive and healing community that nurtures the physical and emotional well-being of group attendees as they grow through grief.
Wednesday, June 24th
4PM PST - 6PM PST
Wednesday, July 29th
4PM PST - 6PM PST
To register, click on the Register button (below). Upon registration, you will receive meeting instructions. Please note the schedule is updated on a monthly basis.
By registering for a Pain to Power Online Grief Support Group, you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct (bottom of this page), as well as agree to the Terms and Conditions of JMM Creative Inc. and www.jillmariemorris.com.
Jill Marie Morris is not a therapist, counselor, doctor, or healthcare provider. No readings will take place during the Pain to Power Online Grief Support sessions.
Thank you for your interest in the Pain to Power Online Grief Support Group.
Grief is a physical, emotional and spiritual journey. It is intense, and it is most often fluid. One minute you think you've got this, and a second later you're a hot mess and can't get out of your own way. I understand this all too well. I truly do.
I am no stranger to grief and loss. In 1989, at the age of 24, I was suddenly widowed with an eight-month-old son. Tragically, my husband Jim, committed suicide after holding us (our son and me) by gunpoint. The events leading up to, and including that fateful night, changed everything. Life has never been the same.
Fast-forward to 2000. It was a deeply heartbreaking year, as both of my grandmothers, Meme and Marie, passed away six months apart. Each grandmother was instrumental in my life. I felt it a cruel, cosmic joke to have to say goodbye to both of them in such a short period of time. In a sense, I felt abandoned.
And then . . . the summer of 2007. It nearly destroyed me.
That August, one of my best friends since childhood, suddenly died. Karen was a young, vibrant, 37-year-old Registered Nurse. In all honesty, I did not think my heart and soul could possibly hurt (again), as much as it did.
Unlike the passing of Jim, Meme, or Marie, Karen's passing left me teetering on the brink of depression. It took just about all I had in me to put on my big girl panties and crawl out of the hole the pain of her loss had thrown me into. I knew I had to suck it up and carry on. I had to let go of the 'should-have, would-have, could-haves' and move forward. It required determination. It required shifting the way I thought - and think. It required looking at the future instead of focusing on the past.
Grief is a journey. In my work as a psychic medium I have learned that no matter what I say, or can do, the best medicine of sorts, is to provide hope and reassurance that one can survive grief; I did, and I have.
With hope, strength, empathy and understanding, I became empowered and gained the wisdom and spiritual strength needed to honor my life story. Through the heartache and tears I realized that grief is an opportunity for growth and even in the deepest, darkest throes of that monster, you can uncover one of life's most meaningful paths.
It wasn't easy, and certainly didn't happen over night, yet gradually, I learned to shift my perspective. I refused to allow tragedy to define me and consciously chose to honor - and have gratitude for - my life story. I have come to appreciate and hold firmly the belief that our life stories can be both a chaotic and beautiful springboard for healing and growth.
Whether it be my own life story, or listening to yours, I understand that grief is dependent upon an emotional support system. It is not an intellectual concept.
My calling as a 'public' psychic medium did not come with the wants of a wardrobe dripping of glitter, or the quest for piles of gold at the hands of a grieving human. It came from instilled ancestral values, a sense of duty and responsibility to spirit, and the simple desire to help, not hinder, one's journey through life - and grief.
By caring and sharing, we can help one another. I want to instill hope in a brighter tomorrow, convey empathy and compassion for you to know you are not alone, impart strength for you to make it through one more day, and share knowledge and an understanding that there is so much more to the journey of soul and spirit than what is before us today.
Everything changes the moment a loved one passes. You learn. You grow, and you must - absolutely must - take your pain and turn it into power; power to help yourself and power to guide others who grieve alongside with you.
Wishing you peace, comfort, healing and love.
By registering for any Pain to Power Online Grief Support Group, each attendee agrees to abide by the following Code of Conduct.
The Code of Conduct requires:
Any attendee who violates the Code of Conduct will not be permitted to attend any and all future meetings.
Any attendee who exhibits any derogatory and/or inappropriate and/or harmful behaviors during the session will be immediately terminated from the meeting, without warning.
JMM Creative Inc. and Jill Marie Morris reserve the right to update the Code of Conduct as needed. The 2020 Current Code of Conduct is displayed, above.
Q: Who can attend the Pain to Power Online Grief Support Group?
A: Anyone 18+ years of age, at any stage of the grieving process.
Q: Is there a fee or commitment needed to attend the support group?
A: The support group is free of charge, for all attendees. No commitment is required to join a group.
Q: How do I attend the online support group?
A: Review the schedule and click on the Register button, above.
Q: What platform do I need on my device or computer?
A: Upon registration, each attendee will receive instructions by email. All attendees will need a device/computer that has working audio and video capabilities, as well as a reliable Internet connection.
Q: Will Jill provide attendees with readings during the group support sessions?
A: No. Jill will not provide readings for attendees during the group support sessions.