Grief Support Group

The goal of this group is to provide support to those going through grief no matter how old or new.


Rebecca Poulsen, an expat from the USA, is hosting a grief support group at IHL. During her time in Belgium, she has had her fair share of losses. From losing her father suddenly, a niece unexpectedly, a grandmother, a friend, and family pets, she has learned a lot about grief.

The goal of this group is to provide support to those going through grief, no matter how old or new. Whether your loss is recent or 10 years ago, this space is for you. Grief doesn’t have a set timer on when it ends, but rather is incorporated into your life. This will be a space for you to share your story and feelings and listen to others as well. I hope this space will provide comfort and connection to those going through a difficult loss. IHL has free coffee and tea as well as soft drinks for purchase at the honesty bar (everything is 2 euros).

NOTE: Rebecca is not a certified therapist but will moderate this group and create space for people to share their stories. While not a therapist herself, she has attended many therapy sessions and has gained a number of skills when it comes to dealing with and managing grief. She hopes to share these skills with those who attend the group.

We will be limiting this group to 10 people (at least to start) so that everyone has a chance to share their thoughts.

By attending this group, you are not obligated to share your story. If you wish to come and simply listen, this space is for you. You only need to share your story when you feel comfortable and ready.

Let us know if you are joining by clicking on one of the dates above.


International House Leuven



Register via the dates below

Spots are limited - We always meet from 18:00-20:00

May 14
May 28
June 11
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This page was last updated on: 9 April 2024