Announcing the Next Journey to Wholeness – Healing the Grieving Heart Seminar!



The First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, 11 Springfield Ave., will hold their six-week seminar – “Journey to Wholeness- Healing the Grieving Heart” on Sunday evenings from January 7 – February 11, 2018.

Patti Williams, R.N., and certified pastoral bereavement counselor, and Virginia Waters, PhD. Psychologist, will lead the sessions from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the first night in the Thompson Youth Center of the church, and then from 4:00-6:00 p.m. for the following 5 weeks. Patti and Virginia are beginning the 18th year of this ministry, and have helped approximately 2600 people experience healing, find a new purpose for their lives, and feel joy once again.  This is an experience like no other.  Teaching is interactive and the small groups are homogeneously grouped with a facilitator with the same loss.

The sessions include learning about the stages of grief and understanding the tasks of the grieving process, coping strategies, taking good care of ourselves, dealing with changes, decisions, loneliness, holidays, anniversaries, building a support system, etc.

Both of the leaders and all of the facilitators have experienced loss within their lives and share from “the inside out”.  It does not matter if your loss is divorce, death or job loss; loss is loss- it must be grieved.  It does not matter how long ago you experienced loss.  Bring family members and friends.   All faiths are welcome.  Teen group available.  You must pre-register for this life changing event and attend the first session.  Registration closes as of session one. Please call Patti to register- 908-709-1341No fee is charged.

Here is a recent testimonial from Rose, a participant in the seminar:

“Your group reflected your love not only in your church but reaching out to your community. This is a very noble action of love! Thank You!!  Every Sunday evening I am excited to come to the class. Every session is different.  You help us to understand about grieving, giving us tools that we need, a tremendous help to me… to us, giving us hope and ability to enjoy life’s blessings!  You give your time, the most expensive gift 🎁, to us. Thank you for all the special things you do!  Ms. Patti and Dr. Virginia and others!”
Sincerely yours,  Rose

The seminar is dedicated to Patti’s late husband, the Rev. Dr. Bruce D. Williams who had a vision for this program wanting to help others deal with their pain and suffering during their time of loss.