In the session we held this last weekend, we tried to become more aware of the feelings we keep hidden from view. We talked about how having a “mask" to hide behind can be very necessary, especially in the early days and weeks, so that we can meet others and function, whilst keeping the rawness of grief hidden away from view. A “mask" allows us to go to church, to the shops, to work etc, without having to cope with the reactions and responses of others. We “put on a brave face” and go about our business.
We also talked about how we can make sure there are some times in our week when we can peel these masks off a little and let our feelings be seen by those we trust; a family member or friend, or counsellor. We looked at how helpful it can be when we allow ourselves to be really seen and can express our feelings openly. It may be hard at first, but it is the way to process our grief and really heal. We did an arty activity with masks to develop these ideas.
If you’d like to come along to the next session of The Lifeboat, you will be able to catch up with some of the things you may have missed from recent sessions!
Usually we meet on the last Saturday of the month, but because of Easter weekend, we will next meet on SATURDAY 23RD MARCH at 11.30am until 1pm, at St Peter’s, Hadlow.