Need a Morale Boost? Try BCC’s Life Transitions Support Group

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Here is some advice from BCC member Les Amer:

“Over the last year, my morale has been weighed down by the death of a close friend and my mother’s memory impairment. In reading the temple bulletins, I noticed that the Life Transitions Group was still meeting twice a month.

“Years ago I attended one session at our old BCC location, when I was having burdens over my father’s failing health. It was an opportunity to break down and cry in frustration. I only needed the one session at the time, but I remembered it years later when I again needed some help.

“Over this past year, I have been able to express myself in confidence about the moods of sadness and depression that my recent experiences have caused. I continue to attend sessions with Shirley Hirschberg and others in the group, and have found it helpful to both express my inner feelings as well as to listen to the needs and concerns of others. Thanks to everyone involved, and to BCC for making the space available.”

If you could use some help dealing with the stress of relationships, careers, economics, social life, family life, health or bereavement, you might want to give the BCC Life Transitions Group a try. The goal of the BCC Life Transitions Group is to enhance participants’ spiritual and emotional growth.

Participants have the opportunity to share their experiences, give and receive mutual support, and exchange coping skills with one another in a confidential atmosphere. Everyone is welcome – members and nonmembers.

The group meets twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. This support group is facilitated by Shirley Hirschberg, Social Worker. For more information, please call the BCC office.

This article first appeared on September/October 2015 G’vanim issue.

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