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Welcome to The Compassionate Friends - Pretoria Chapter
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a non-denominational self-help support organization offering friendship, comfort and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
TCF believes that bereaved parents can help each other towards a positive resolution of their grief journey and through sharing with others who are walking the same path but are in different places on their own grief journey, and may gain understanding of their feelings and reactions and learn ways of coping...
TCF reaches out to all bereaved parents accross artificial barriers of religion, race, economic class or ethnic group.
TCF understands and respects that every bereaved parent has individual needs and rights.
TCF belong to their members
Postal Address: P.O. Box 13509, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028
Cell: 084 855 5303
Fax: 086 693 2434
When life brings you to your knees……
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is 'n Selfhelp Ondersteunings groep en het geen rasse-, godsdienstige- of maatskaplike grense nie, en bied vriendskap, begrip en inligting aan alle bedroefde ouers en hul onmiddelike familie, ongeag van die oorsaak of ouderdom.
Time...how time influences our bereaved parent’s lives, too short, too long... “Time heals” is words all newly bereaved parents don’t want to hear nor understand, but believe me; the pain you feel unable to deal with now, will become manageable in time. Give time time...
TCF's doors are open to all bereaved parents, grandparents, siblings and primary care givers, regardless of where you are on your journey... you are not alone!
May is for Mothers; A blessed Mothers Day to all on Sunday 12 May 2013
Somebody's Mother today
will linger by her phone
Hoping one child will call
Before the day has flown.
Somebody's Mother will weep
Heartbroken and stunned tonight
because her children gone
or forgot to call or write.
Somebody's Mother somewhere
will kiss with lips of grief
Portraits of children gone
and cry herself to sleep"
If you have the time and commitment to be part of our organization that support bereaved parents, we need you! There is no monetary reward for your time and efforts; the reward is to make a difference, even in the smallest way...
We moved from our special haven in Centurion (our children's garden is still there) and have now office space at Sonja Smith’s offices in Rubenstein Road, Moreleta Park, and also at Botshelo House at The Brooklyn Methodist Church, Murray Street, Brooklyn.
The monthly support group meetings is centralised to Brooklyn, usually on the third Thursday of each month open to all bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings irrespective of where you live.
The Butterfly Moms’ Club meet every second Monday of the month, also at Botshelo House in Brooklyn. We are learning new crafts and practice old ones. We knit, crochet, making cards, paint, scrapbooking, etc, etc... No experience or talent required and everybody is welcome.
Supervision available for support counsellors and group leaders, facilitated by Dr Hanlie Meyer. See calendar.
The next three day “Basic counselling course focused on the trauma of bereavement" for support counsellors postponed to 10Aug, 31Aug & 5Oct. Please contact TCF if you are interested.
Please schedule an appointment
for an one-on-one session with a support counsellor,
you are not alone...
084 855 5303 (All hours)
Monthly Support Group Meetings
Every Third Thursday of the month,
16 May 2013
20 June 2013
18 July 2013
15 August 2013
19 September 2013
17 October 2013
21 November 2013
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Botshelo House next to the Brooklyn Methodist Church,
209 Murray Street, Brooklyn
Please bring a framed photo of your child for the duration of the meeting.
Coffee & Tea provided
Optional: A plate of finger food to share will be very much appreciated.
Butterfly Moms' Club
Every Second Monday of each month
10 June 2013
8 July 2013
12 August 2013
9 September 2013
14 October 2013
11 November 2013
9 December 2013
Venue: Botshelo House, 209 Murray Str, Brooklyn
Various projects, arts & crafts, knitting, crochet, beading, embroidery, card making, etc... shared over a cup of tea...
No experience or talent neccesary.
Info: 084 855 5303
Debriefing for support counsellors and group leaders
facilitated by - Dr Hanlie Meyer
Sunday 9 June
Sunday 14 July
Sunday 11 August
Sunday 8 September
Sunday 13 October
Venue: 108 Saffier Road, Lyttelton Manor X3, Centurion
BASIC COUNSELLING COURSE FOCUS ON THE TRAUMA OF BEREAVEMENT for Support Counsellors
- DR HANLIE MEYER
3 day Course: 10 Aug, 31 Aug & 5 Oct 2013
Jeanne van den Bergh 072 588 7190
Silverani Padayachy 084 517 7951
Suzette van Staden 082 883 7704
A thoughtful way to remember your precious child is to contribute and sponsor a page in our newsletter or donate a Love gift in your child’s Birthday and/or Anniversary Month! A tax certificate can be issued on request, please ask Jeanne- our treasurer.
Thank you so much...
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS:
Name: The Compassionate Friends Pretoria
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Hatfield 011-545
Account no: 012133655
Bereavement Counselling Skills Training for Support Counsellors - Facilitated by Dr Hanlie Meyer - Counseling Psychologist Saturdays: 0800-1700
Cost: R400.00 per person per day. Included: Course notes, light breakfast, lunch and all coffees and teas.Please book early to secure your place, small groups with limited space. All 3 days must be attended and follow-up supervision for a certificate. Bookings: 084 0555 303
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