This Saturday, Nov. 18th is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, and Brenda Zinn with Journey to Hope in Moose Jaw is holding a presentation called ‘Using Mindfulness to Find Inner Peace with Grief and Loss.’ 

The free event will take place at the W.J. Jones & Son Reception Centre at 474 Hochelaga St W from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday and is aimed at reaching those who have lost friends or family members to suicide.  

“The experience of grief can be incredibly complex and challenging, and it affects us on multiple levels, including our mind, our heart, our body, and our spirit. We have to cope so much at once, and things can be overwhelming. Healing is possible, and everybody’s grief is different for everyone,” said Zinn. 

“This gives an opportunity for people to just come together, to give meaning, share their stories, be with others that have experienced similar situations.” 

She hopes that attendees learn some additional tools at the event that can help them on their grief journey. 

“Mindfulness is a practice that can be helpful in navigating through difficult journeys in our lives, and it allows us to be present in the moment. It also helps ease physical symptoms, it calms the mind, it helps regulate difficult emotions.” 

Pre-registration is not required, and they ask that you use the east doors off of the east parking lot to enter the building.  

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