Hiska Rings

The suicide of a child or loved one places parents and family members in a unique group. We share the tragic experience of shock, grief, helplessness and in some cases, an inability to cope. The purpose of HISKA RINGS is to provide a sense of community, where you can feel confident that fellow group members understand exactly how you feel. Suffering grief is a time that reveals our need for connection, understanding, kindness, friendship and the importance in having the ability to develop resilience.

In the first weeks following the suicide of a loved one, we struggle to come to terms with the sudden loss. We need specific supports that are effective in helping us with the feelings we are experiencing and moving through the shifting stages of grief.

Based on our personal experience and research, HISKA has developed the Rings program. We offer this free service to people who have lost a child or loved one to suicide.

Hiska Rings is a program offered to people in rural communities where they can come together with others who have suffered similar circumstances within their own families. Each Rings session will be limited to fifteen people to ensure a gentle and intimate experience.

As the name suggests, HISKA RINGS reflects both a circle of human connection and also the “listening circle” format of the groups. You will have the opportunity to speak freely, share your stories, express your feelings and listen to others.

We believe Hiska Rings, through this mutually supportive approach led by trained hosts will provide mental, emotional and even physical benefits by connecting people who share a traumatic experience. HISKA RINGS can help you develop your own sense of “purpose” and feel a part of something meaningful and connected. This gives meaning to your loved one’s life. We welcome you and hope together we will all feel a part of the HISKA family. We believe Hiska Rings, through this mutually supportive approach led by trained hosts will provide mental, emotional and even physical benefits by connecting people who share a traumatic experience.

HISKA RINGS can help you develop your own sense of “purpose” and feel a part of something meaningful and connected. This gives meaning to your loved one’s life. We welcome you and hope together we will all feel a part of the HISKA family.

What Can I Expect at a Hiska Rings Session?

I think Hiska Rings would be beneficial, but I am feeling nervous about it.