Grief and Loss Therapy
To experience loss is to know what it means to be human.
Grief is the price we pay for loving deeply and having to let go.
It is so personal and can feel so isolating but at the same time grief is universal.
While grief most commonly follows a major life event, like a death, divorce, miscarriage, loss of health, home, job or major financial loss, it also can come as a result of smaller, less life-altering losses.
The pain of emotional grief and loss can be overwhelming but I can help you build a life around grief and offer you hope.
Humans are hard wired to survive loss and availing of coping, and self-care tools in therapy can help you navigate life after loss of any kind.
Here are some of the feelings you may be experiencing right now:
- A sense of emptiness
- A deep sadness
- Physically weak, tired and angry
- Difficulty sleeping
- Numbness, no interest in anything or anyone
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin.
A Place to Share
I can support you in your Loss
– I offer you a safe, confidential space to allow you to tell your story as you open up to the process of grieving to which there is no timeline.
– Here there is no judgement.
– I listen deeply and bear witness to the pain of your grief.
– I respect all that is shared.
You are not alone.
“The greatest lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary,
that is to be found in one’s everyday life,
in one’s neighbors, friends and family, in one’s own backyard.” – Abraham Maslow.
Mindfulness brings a hopeful perspective to my Psychotherapy practice.
– Talking isn’t enough in relation to loss, as the body remembers and holds pain, too.
–Being aware of you in this moment, slows you down to be with whatever is here in mind and body and allowing it to be there.
– It is through learning to become aware and pay attention in this moment to the breath, body and body sensations, that one is helped to meet difficulty by responding and embracing it rather than reacting or denying it.
From there, change is possible.
No Right or Wrong Way
There is no right or wrong way to grieve.
– Regardless of the cause, grieving may take on various forms and can appear differently depending on the individual.
– Each person’s grief is individual to them.
– My invitation to you is,
to bring an open heart,
an open mind
and the chance to find laughter once again,
even in the midst of tears.