Healing Courageous Hearts
Deciding to work on the issues of loss you have experienced is courageous. It is an act of self-care and self-compassion. It is a chance to recognize the burdens you have been carrying, unload them, and feel the grace and freedom that is your inheritance. In the work we will do together, we practice compassion for self and others; nonjudgmental, listening; and emotional honesty.
Have you recently lost a loved one or ended a relationship?
Do you want to let go of the pain and guilt from the past?
Do you want to engage in current relationships differently?
After a loss, we often find that others do not know what to say, say nothing, or say unhelpful things. Most of us have not been given the tools and information about grief to know how to adequately deal with loss.
What is False About Grief:
- Time heals all wounds
- Replace the loss
- Grieve alone
- Be strong for others
- Bury your feelings
The Truth about grief: Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural. Regardless of the type of loss, it is possible to let go of the pain.
Whether your loss is from:
- Divorce or end of a relationship
- Loss of a career
- Loss of trust
- Loss of faith
- Loss of safety
- Loss of health
There are more than 40 types of loss a person can experience in a lifetime. This Questionnaire may be helpful in identifying some losses in your own life. For children, this Questionnaire may help start a conversation about loss.
Regardless of how recent or long ago your loss or losses occurred, it is possible to let go of the pain. People may have even said that you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. Deciding to address your emotions and issues of loss through Grief Recovery makes that possible.
What is the Grief Recovery Method and how does it work?
This Grief Recovery Method offers a safe, confidential environment where you can:
- Increase your awareness and examine old beliefs about dealing with loss,
- Find acceptance and consider the various losses that have affected your life,
- Take actions that will lead you to complete unresolved emotions that are still causing pain.
We WILL NOT tell you, “We know how you feel,” because we don’t. Neither does anyone else.
We will provide you with a set of tools to help you increase awareness, recover from loss, and lead you toward a happier life. The Grief Recovery process is an action-based program that involves the reading and writing assignments outlined in The Grief Recovery Handbook – 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition.
We will offer emotional support not just intellectual explanations. Our program provides education, but more importantly it provides an opportunity to address your broken heart.
Each Grief Recovery Group or Individual work is facilitated by a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.