Bereavement sessions are facilitated by Nancy Osgoodby, LCSW. Nancy has 30+ years of clinical practice experience in mental health and crisis intervention, as well as a tremendous love for animals. Having had many animal companions over the years, Nancy has dealt with the grieving process on a personal level and developed a special interest in helping others grieve the loss of their pets.
Group sessions are held online through Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7 pm. An invitation with the Zoom link will be sent through email after registration.
We understand that coping with grief can be a challenging experience, especially for children. That is why we are offering a specialized child bereavement workshop where children can engage in creative crafting activities to help them process and navigate their emotions during times of loss.
A parent MUST be in attendance with a child for the duration of the workshop (4:15-5:45 PM EST)
Shadow boxes WILL be provided
Attendees are asked to bring sentimental items to add to their shadow box such as photos, toys, collars, a piece of their blanket, and anything else that reminds them of their pet.
In-person bereavement courses (must plan to attend all): Grief evokes various emotions, feelings and thoughts that can be difficult to get through on our own.
Oradell Animal Hospital’s psychoeducational bereavement group offers a supportive environment for adults to share their experiences with grief and pet loss, exploring the process of grieving over the course of six weekly sessions.
The group has a limited amount of spots and participation is required for all six weeks. It is free of charge and open to the community!
The group will be held on the following Saturdays from 11 AM-12 PM