Introducing the new Akron/Cleveland affiliate group of Helping Parents Heal. We are here for parents who would like to connect with others who have experienced the passing of a child. Siblings and other family members are also welcome to join in our monthly meetings every 2nd Monday of the month beginning January 14th, 2019 to be held at a central location between Akron & Cleveland at The Heartfulness Meditation Center, 5425 Warner Rd., #1A
, Valley View, Oh 44125. We will also include time for Heartfulness Way Meditation, a simple technique and practical way to experience the heart's unlimited resources.
A monthly event will be created on Facebook to help you plan for attendance. It is very IMPORTANT to note a few things: 1. that in order to access to FUTURE Helping Parents Heal events including our monthly Facebook event notices, you MUST join the NATIONAL Helping Parents Heal Facebook group page. Type Helping Parents Heal in the search box and it will come up. You will know it's the right one because it has over 11,000 members. 2. Join the Helping Parents Heal Akron/Cleveland Affiliate Facebook Group for local information and updates. The group can be accessed by this link: https://facebook.com/groups/324115638417914/
3. If someone you know is not on Facebook but would like meeting notifications please have them send us an email to [email protected]
so we can add them to the email list (it will not be shared with anyone else.). 4. Remember that our group is only for Akron/Cleveland area parents, grandparents and siblings of a child who has passed. If you know someone in the area who fits this criterion and think they may want to join, rather than adding them, please send them the link so they can add themselves.
Our coming together with this shared experience is done with an open heart and respect for all individual experiences of grief, inspiration or encounter. Helping Parents Heal offers a wide variety of speakers to allow parents to be informed about many possible ways to heal, to connect with their children and to learn about the Afterlife. The views expressed by our guests do not necessarily reflect those of Helping Parents Heal and we ask that you take from their presentations whatever may benefit you personally.
Attendance at our Helping Parents Heal monthly meeting is voluntary and it is for the benefit of learning from and sharing with other parents whose child has passed away. It is understood that our discussions are intended to be confidential and not designed to replace traditional therapy or spiritual counseling. Our common goal is to celebrate the lives of our children and to ultimately help each other with the healing process. Each person’s experience with grief is unique and a reflection of their personal lives, circumstances and beliefs. There is no “wrong” way to grieve and everyone arrives at new levels of healing when it is appropriate for them. At our meetings we will share our memories, moments of grief and challenges but also, at whatever level we can, the understanding that it is not only acceptable but possible to embrace life, love and joy again as our children are doing. We also frequently invite spiritual teachers, traditional grief counselors and highly regarded evidential mediums to present to the group.
Lastly, please do not add large groups of prospective members as we do not have the administrative capacity to manage the requests. Thanks for your help with this so we can better serve our members.
Sylvia, Juli and I send our love and thank you for being willing to share your inspiration and your challenges here where we all gather to learn and help each other. We are looking forward to growing with all of you!
The Helping Parents Heal Mission: Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. We go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, in a non-dogmatic way. We welcome everyone regardless of religious (or non-religious) background and allow for open dialogue. We receive all and do not judge people or their children on the basis of life choices.