Our Support Groups

A Breath of Hope offers support groups in our Minnetonka office for survivors, as well as those who are grieving a loved one lost to lung cancer. Each group offers opportunities for learning, discussion and support and is led by professional, certified facilitators.

Changes to grief group programming in 2019:

Grief groups will meet every other even month on the first Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 in our offices. Each meeting will start with a one-hour large group session focused on a specific topic and led by a professional on that topic. The large group session will be followed by one-hour small group sessions for discussion about the topic and a chance for men, women, and adult children to talk about their own journeys and challenges. The small groups offer a more intimate place for personal discussions among those grieving for a loved one.

2019 Meeting Dates: Presenters TBD. RSVP preferred at ambassador@abreathofhope.org or 952-405-9201.

  • February 5: Learning from loss; Developing resilience, Ted Bowman
  • April 2: Practicing gratitude; Finding comfort through good memories, Jill Stephens, LP
  • June 4: Creating rituals to cope with grief, Ali DeCamillis, MS, ATR, LPCC will utilize art therapy for a hands on presentation
  • August 6: Managing grief triggers through self-care, Nina Roberts Salverson DM, MA
  • October 15: Coping with grief triggers during special occasions & holidays, Mark T. Scannell, counselor and author
  • December 3: Developing your support network; Coping with others’ emotions, Amy Gimbel, PsyD, LP, Mental Health Systems

Women’s Survivor Group: For women who have been diagnosed with lung cancer to meet with others who understand their journey and challenges.

2019 Meeting Dates:

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August 19
  • September 16
  • October 14
  • November 18
  • December 16

Hospital Support Groups: A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation supports local lung cancer groups in the Twin Cities.