The Healing Tree

Victims Helping Victims
Photo Courtesy of Lori V Photography

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

-W. Shakespeare

The Healing Tree is a group formed under the umbrella of Tim’s Tribute started by Sharlene Bosma. It is a group developed by five victims who have had to endure the horrific loss of a loved one to homicide. The Healing Tree is a twelve-week group based therapy program, providing a safe environment for families to begin to heal after a homicide.

The tree itself, symbolizes our strength as a group. The roots of the tree symbolize the group members who “get it” and have experienced a homicide and the healing process. These “roots” support the “branches” which are those victims who are in need of support. The symbolism of the “healing tree” gives a renewed hope and a sense of interconnectedness between all the victims. The philosophy of The Healing Tree is “victims helping victims”.

ETeamach week, the group sessions offer a theme to be explored and discussed. Following the twelve week sessions, families who have completed the program are invited to attend monthly meetings to continue the healing journey together.

The Healing Tree is a group formed under the umbrella of Tim’s Tribute started by Sharlene Bosma. It is a group developed by five victims who have had to endure the horrific loss of a loved one to homicide. The Healing Tree is a twelve-week group based therapy program, providing a safe environment for families to begin to heal after a homicide.

The tree itself, symbolizes our strength as a group. The roots of the tree symbolize the group members who “get it” and have experienced a homicide and the healing process. These “roots” support the “branches” which are those victims who are in need of support. The symbolism of the “healing tree” gives a renewed hope and a sense of interconnectedness between all the victims. The philosophy of The Healing Tree is “victims helping victims”.

ETeamach week, the group sessions offer a theme to be explored and discussed. Following the twelve week sessions, families who have completed the program are invited to attend monthly meetings to continue the healing journey together.

If you would like to register for the next available Healing Tree session, please email us at [email protected]

Photo Courtesy of Lori V Photography

“Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

-W. Shakespeare