When we suffer the loss of a loved one, our lives are forever changed. Even as time passes, there will be those times when the grief can come roaring back out of nowhere. When things feel out of control, it can help to know there are ways we can learn to calm the chaos within […]
Recently Widowed: Tools and Tips for those Widowed 1-3 years
Human brains think about 60,000 thoughts per day. Some are true and useful, while others are nonsensical and cause extra, unnecessary suffering during a time that is already profoundly difficult. In life after loss, our thoughts can be overwhelmingly dark and hopeless. And in contrast, our thoughts that can light the path forward. In my […]
Communicating Your Grief to Your Support System is an interactive presentation on navigating the communication barriers and breakthroughs with your support system. We will discuss the importance of identifying roles, managing healthy boundaries, and how to be assertive and directive with your requests for needs, accommodations, and space during your grieving period and beyond.
When grief and trauma get stuck in our bodies, our minds can cause us additional pain. In this workshop we will explore how to use mindfulness, movement, breath, sound and story to free emotional challenges where they may be stuck in the body. Mindfulness promotes healing by helping us understand how we feel, and where […]
In this workshop you will see examples of how art and soulcollage® can be used in your grief process. I will share paintings and soulcollage® cards I made in the first year following my husband’s death that turned into a book of affirmations for people-traveling-with-grief. You will then be guided through the process of what […]
Anger is an emotion that often comes with grief. It is identified as one of the five stages of grief by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Many mistakenly feel badly about feeling angry, not knowing that it is a necessary path along the grief journey towards healing. Some people do not realize that they are angry or even […]