Participation in Kaua`i Hospice’s bereavement support groups is free of charge and open to all members of the public. Members of the community are encouraged to participate no matter when or where the death occurred. Please call our office at 245-7277 if you would like additional information on any of our regular support groups listed below.

Journey Through Grief

“Journey Through Grief” is Kaua`i Hospice’s 6-week bereavement care workshop to help participants deal with the complex feelings associated with the death of a loved one. Travelers along the journey are provided information, education and support to explore their feelings and learn together how loss can affect and transform us. We ask participants to attend all 6 sessions since each serves as a “stepping stone” on the journey to healing. “Journey Through Grief” is offered several times per year. Please check our calendar of events for the next session dates or contact our Lihue office for details. Advanced registration is requested.

Journey Beyond Grief

“Journey Beyond Grief” is the next level of grief support after the “Journey Through Grief” group. This experiential six-week class explores new tools, techniques, & skills to help equip those grieving to embrace life with more joy. It includes all materials and guidance in using expressive art media (collage, music, painting, poetry) as well as guided imagery and an evidence-based acceptance/behavioral approach for integrating grief and loss. Note: Pre-requisite for attending this group is attending a Journey Through Grief group. Please check our calendar for the next class start date or contact our Lihue office for details. Advance registration is required.

Contemplative Listening

This 2-hour free workshop allows you to practice profound listening and understanding of another’s words and meaning, while enhancing your ability to communicate on a deeper level.  Held during our Hospice Volunteer Trainings twice a year at the Center for Compassion, 4457 Pahe`e St. Lihu`e.

Keiki Grief Art Group

A four week art and grief workshop for middle school children followed by a monthly support group. Locations: Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, 4431 Nuhou St., Lihu`e; Kapa`a Middle School, 4867 Olohena Rd., Kapa`a.  Call Kaua`i Hospice at 808-245-7277 for more information.

Caregiver Support Group

Meets on select Thursday evenings each month from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m at the Center for Compassion, 4457 Pahe`e St. Lihu`e. The purpose of this group is to offer caregivers the opportunity for emotional support, social support, education, resource information, and practical strategies for coping with the challenging role of being a caregiver. Seating is limited, so please call early if you are interested in attending. Refreshments and handouts are provided. Topics included (but not limited to): Emotional and social support; Coping strategies; Stress management; Relaxation techniques; Resource information; Self Care and more. Call Kaua`i Hospice at 808-245-7277 to register or for more information.

Gifts of Grief Movie Showing

The Gifts of Grief asks the inevitable question, “How do we transform the tragedy of loss into a life altering experience that deepens and enriches our life?” This film invites the viewer to discover for themselves the possibility of true gifts emerging. Held at the Center for Compassion, 4457 Pahe`e St. Lihu`e (check calendar for dates and times). Call Kaua`i Hospice at 808-245-7277 for more information.

Healing Horses Grief Support Trip

This two-hour field trip to share our grief with horses may be the most profound grief relief experience ever. An overview of how horses are being used to help people cope with grief and loss, interaction with the horses, and short discussion will follow. Healing Horses, Kapa`a Bypass Road at Kuhio Highway junction (check calendar for dates and times). Call Kaua`i Hospice at 808-245-7277 for more information.

Community Candlelighting Services each Quarter

Join us for a one-hour candle lighting remembrance service filled with healing music, words of comfort, lighting a candle in honor and memory of your loved one, and free grief support resource materials. Led by a hospice chaplain or local bereavement specialist. Held during the year at Regency Pua Kea, Hale Kupuna Heritage Home, and Kaua`i Care Center (check calendar for dates and times). Call (808) 245-7277 to register or for more information.

Annual Candlelighting Remembrance Service in December

Kaua`i Hospice invites anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one, regardless of when that death occurred, to attend our annual candle lighting remembrance service and light a candle in memory of your loved one. Watch as the dimly lit sanctuary fills with beautiful candlelight as everyone present holds a glowing remembrance of the relationship that still exists. Offered in December at three locations: Lihue, Hanapepe, and Princeville (check calendar for dates and times). This event is free and appropriate for all ages. Refreshments are served. Please RSVP by calling 245-7277.