Grief Disconnects Us From Ourselves

Grief Disconnects Us From Ourselves

As a Grief Therapist, you encounter disengaged clients. Naming their emotions or emotional state is difficult. They’re ambivalent about what they want. Former interests, activities, and people get ignored. An almost zombie-like state persists.   GRIEF DISCONNECTS...
Are You Getting Swept Away By Loop-Thinking?

Are You Getting Swept Away By Loop-Thinking?

Have you ever been doing a mindless task, like washing the dishes, and suddenly found yourself riled up and steaming mad? And you think, how did I get here? Then, you follow the rabbit trail of thoughts back to the beginning. Most likely, it all started with a mental...
Three Steps to Releasing Grief and Trauma Trapped in Your Body

Three Steps to Releasing Grief and Trauma Trapped in Your Body

Grief, strong emotion, and trauma live in the body. And your body has something to say about it. Discover how you can more powerfully process these emotions by listening to your body’s messages. In our last blog we discussed how critical it is for people to fully feel...
You’ve Got to Feel It to Heal It

You’ve Got to Feel It to Heal It

Last month we talked about seasons of grief. With loss comes grief. Your clients come to you in their season of grief. Big or small. Anticipated or sudden. Life changing or a swerve in their story. They come… riding on a tsunami of emotions. Fear, despair, anger,...
Facing Red-Letter Days When Grieving

Facing Red-Letter Days When Grieving

When you’re grieving a significant loss, it isn’t just the holidays you might dread. Other momentous days like a birthday, anniversary, or death date can cause anxiety. Especially the “firsts” – the first time you face a special day without your loved one. In fact,...
Ready or Not, Here Come the Holidays

Ready or Not, Here Come the Holidays

YIKES! How can it be fall already? And you know what that means… ready or not, here comethe holidays. Some of us don’t look forward to the hectic holiday season. Especially if you’re grieving the death of a loved one or some other great loss. You may feel like hiding,...