I believe that even out of the ashes of loss, good things can be found, including healing. The mining work is hard work, but I have seen it be so fulfilling to those who came to me in pain and grief. It's not only hard work but also messy work. Holding a person's full emotional experience is what my clients seek. Sorting through the conflicting thoughts that leave us confused is another way clients benefit. One person came to me with both a desire to honor the process of letting go, while also wanting a way to stay connected to their deceased loved one. If you need another person to hold space for you without judgment or timeline, then I would be honored to be that person..
I did not think I would ever feel joy again. I looked at my friends and their lives seemed to just keep going. But mine was stuck. Then, as I started doing the work in therapy and growing, things changed. It was like light could finally come in.
...you hit the right cord and my experience was so welcomed. Thank you for being with me in my grief. I cannot tell you how pleased and grateful I am. It feels like life is worth living again.
Greg gets it. He let me have my own experience and listened without any judgment. It was such a gift when I could not turn to any family.
I thought doing a ritual sounded weird. After all, I'm not religious. But as we created the ritual together, Greg asked about my values and beliefs, and together we created one. As I began, the ritual something broke open inside me. It was so healing.
-Family Grief Client
....You helped me process, you brought so much comfort, so much peace to what was a chaotic shock.
Our culture gives us no map for navigating grief and loss. The most we are given is three days of bereavement leave at work, with an unspoken expectation to "be ready to jump back into work." Yet, our inner workings say something different. We need time, space, kindness, and healing.