Through my participation in the Monday talksM. Duguay
I found comfort, a sympathetic ear
and the strength to continue.
You never completely get over the loss of a loved one. Sometimes, you feel the need to open up to others, but, out of modesty, shyness, fear of making them feel badly, you close yourself off in your solitude. Yet talking and expressing your sorrow can help you get through the stages of grief. Especially when you can take advantage of professional support.
Healing the soul is the work of specialists. MEMORIA offers its clients complimentary psychological counselling (in French) with two specialists of the soul: Diane Légaré, psychologist, and Michel Trozzo, psychotherapist. This support service can be spread over six sessions. Whether it is because you simply want some information or to take full advantage of the service, at your own rate, call us right away. You can then decide yourself how many sessions you wish to attend.
Every Tuesday, take a little time out for yourself during the Yoga MEMORIA sessions. For some, these gentle yoga sessions will be an opportunity to slow down and remember a loved one, to heal, to get back to life and themselves. For others, the sessions will be a way to relieve tension in their body, catch their breath, regain their balance. The fall yoga sessions are held at the Mausolée Saint-Martin, beside the Jardin des Mémoires garden, 2159, Bl. St-Martin East, Laval. Beginners welcome!
Winter/Spring yoga sessions, every Tuesday from 6.15pm to 7.15pm :
15th, 22nd, 29th January
5th, 12th, 19th February (note : there is no session on February 26th)
5th, 12th, 19th March
Every Monday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., you are invited to participate in a group session, moderated by Michel Trozzo, psychotherapist. Have a cup of coffee and join others to raise your questions or share your experience of bereavement. The sessions are free and take place in French at our Jean-Talon Complex (1120 Jean-Talon East, Montreal).
Based on principles of psychology and visual arts, this approach encourages self-expression through the creation of images. Anyone can get in touch with their creative process to explore and better understand their feelings about death. The workshop (in French) is run by Jean-Marc Péladeau, member of the Association des art-thérapeutes du Québec, and takes place once a month at Salon b, 4231b, Saint-Laurent Boulevard (corner Rachel). The service is free to all MEMORIA clients. For other participants there is a charge of $25 per workshop (material included).
Next workshops (in French) :
Jeudi 7 février 2019 - Lorsque tout s’éparpille.
« Parler de ses peines, c’est déjà se consoler. »
Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
Jeudi 7 mars 2019 - Au fond de la vastitude.
« L’esprit oublie toutes les souffrances quand le chagrin a des compagnons et que l’amitié le console. »
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Jeudi 28 mars 2019 - Une histoire qui résonne.
« Pleurer a toujours été pour moi un moyen de sortir les choses profondément enfouies. Quand je chante, je pleure souvent. Pleurer, c’est ressentir, c’est être humain. »
Ray Charles (1930 - 2004)
Jeudi 9 mai 2019 - Ce qui advient
« Tu n’es plus là où tu étais, mais tu es partout là où je suis. »
Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)
Children and bereavement
In partnership with Deuil jeunesse, Alfred Dallaire MEMORIA offers up to four psychological support sessions adapted to children and adolescents in mourning, at no charge. These services are also available for adults who wish to prepare their children and to accompany them through the grieving process.
Documentation centre on death and bereavement
At the MEMORIA complex, at 4231b St. Laurent (on the corner of Rachel), you will find a library with many books on bereavement, death, the loss of a loved one and comforting thoughts. If you are seeking answers, this is your library. Don’t hesitate to visit. Many of these books are also available at our various locations and in our online store.