Finding our way is so much easier when we are not doing it alone…
Peer to peer support groups
Within each of us is the capacity to heal, support from others going through a similar challenge helps in that process.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to live each day after loss. I am called to offer individuals a nurturing space where they can feel safe, supported and heard. Individual session are tailored around your needs.
From art journaling workshops, to inspirational speakers and educational forums, here you will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded people who are committed to heart centered living.
As a grief support specialist, I focus on navigating people through challenging times.
Change and losses of all kinds are both very personal and universal life events. We all experience change, loss and grief at different points in our lives. These can include:
- Death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling or friend
- Pregnancy or loss of a pregnancy
- Divorce or separation
- Loss of a pet
- Marriage or commitment to someone
- Birth of a child or child leaving home
- Friendship changes
- Personal injury or illness
- Changes in family member’s health
- Job loss or promotion
- New work conditions, hours, or responsibility
- Loss of income or financial readjustment
- Change in habits (such as quitting smoking)
Any of these life changes can trigger feelings of loss and grief. Without proper support or a compassionate community in which to grieve, they can become chronic or complicated, leading to other kinds of emotional, cognitive, physical or social difficulties.
Grief is unique for each person and the intensity and duration are different for each of us. Traditional models of dealing with grief and loss often tend to encourage quick “closure” and “moving on”, urging us to “let go”, often leaving us feeling isolated, alone and feeling judged as though we aren’t doing it “right”. Significant losses are never simple, or singular, rather they involve a myriad of complex experiences and emotions and can feel all consuming at times.
Within each of us is the capacity to heal, support helps in that process. If you have experienced the pain and trauma of loss and are struggling, I can help. Together we can manage what you’re going through in a way that honors you and your unique experience.
“We embark on a difficult journey when we experience great loss. Of death, certainly, but not only death. There are other forms of change that involve loss as well as joy: the panic that sometimes accompanies aging, the ways in which childbirth signals both a beginning and an end, the heartbreak that comes with the demise of a relationship, grieving a friend who violates our trust, filling the hole left by a child leaving home, people revealing themselves in ways we can’t reconcile with who we thought they were, losing our jobs or careers, or losing our homes. All these are losses. All these create new, fiercely intimate geographies we must navigate.” – Patti Digh