Sequel Makers Klatch is a coed discussion group focused on learning, sharing, and exploring the ways we think, feel and act as we navigate our grief.
The Klatch concept is not your ordinary education or support group. A welcoming environment provides the backdrop for skilled peer facilitators to guide guests through a structured dialogue around caregiver issues, decided upon by the group. Offering nourishment, drinks, and comradery, Klatch participants are sure to gain validation, helpful advice, a sense of belonging, and restoration" - Alicia Cain, Virginia Piper Cancer Center
Hear a participant describe her Klatch experience.
The Klatch Process
What do You need to talk about this week? Write it on a giant Post-It note. You can write several Post-It notes if you have a lot on your mind!
Now, everyone sticks their ideas on the wall and explains each in 1-2 sentences.
You get three tallies to vote with. You can put them all on your favorite topic or divvy them up as you choose. Everyone does this. Just go to the wall and mark your tallies on the Post-It notes with the ideas you like. The topics with the most votes get talked about first.
- Manage the conversation flow
A timer will let us know when we have talked about a topic for 8 minutes. Then we vote to see if we still want to discuss it some more or, if we are ready, move on to the next idea.
- Lock in the learning
In The last 15 minutes, we will reflect on some of the key takeaways from the discussions.
All of this is done over good food and drinks with other people on a similar journey as you are.
Who can participate in the Sequel Makers Klatch?
Anyone, 18 & older, who has lost their loved one to a health crisis.
When is the Sequel Makers Klatch?
Third Wednesday of the month. 5:30 pm - 7:00pm
Where is the Sequel Makers Klatch?
More Details about the Sequel Makers Klatch
- It's NOT a typical support group.
- Incredibly welcoming environment.
- We provide free food and drinks.
- The klatches are led by skilled facilitators who are themselves Sequel Makers.
- The engaging, fast-paced format allows you to actively participate or just listen and take it in as you want.
- Key lessons, themes and takeaways always shared with all participants and are available in an online repository.
Are you a Sequel Maker needing support?
Perhaps you can offer you experience to other sequel makers, as well. That's how our community works. We support each other. We all have something to offer and a burden we can set down at the klatch. Plus there are great food and drinks provided with our world class Jack's hospitality!