Grief and Loss

When working with clients struggling with grief and loss I encourage them to acknowledge and experience the emptiness, brokenness, and variety of other emotions that accompany their loss. You can come to realize that until you are willing to acknowledge the feelings and experiences triggered by their loss, your ability to deal with its effects is compromised.

Despite how simple this sounds, the process of becoming comfortable with the discomfort of accepting the loss of a loved one is slow and arduous. If you look closely at traditional cultures and the mourning rituals they devised, you see evidence of this understanding—it takes a long time to integrate loss into our lives

Once you transfer to your heart what you know in your head, you find ways to laugh again, sing again, dance again and feel joy again. These feelings of loss will never go away but the pre-occupation with them will decrease freeing you to move on with your life.