Bereavement Blog: Words are like velcro

Struggling with the loss of a loved one can be difficult. Don’t go the journey alone, others can help through this great time of need. You can learn how to manage the stressors of loss through the creative arts process. This is a blog of that creative journey.


“Words are like velcro”

by group members in collaboration with each other.


This is not a broken window, this is our home

The window is functional because it has a hole.


I get to choose – first part of my grief journey, crossing the…


My bulb was drowning…dream like hints of color, mangled and broken, never be silent.


I was - overflowing the road…I needed to find- unconditional love.


My life is an unpredictable passage with times of grief, joy, mourning, celebrating, remembering, letting go, confusion, uncertainty, recovery and surprise.


Bereavement group is a free non-discriminatory community support group for all ages which meets weekly to support each other through the process of loss. It is co facilitated by Ben Fox LCMHC and Jess Stout MSW. It is a confidential safe space which meets in the Artistree Farmhouse in South Pomfret,  Vermont. No artistic skills are required. All images/statements below have permission to be viewed/printed here only.  For more information, please contact Ben Fox LCMHC at 802 779 1524 or


Thank you to all who take the time to share their process above. This blog was created in response to your request to be able to share your healing process with those who are unable to be present. I thank you and your families for your support and overwhelming kindness. - BWF



Ben Fox is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician in the state of Vermont, an Expressive Art Therapist, & an Community Minister associated with the North Universalist Chapel Society of Woodstock, VT