Grief, Loss, Bereavement
One sometimes feels as if their own world has stopped, while the rest of the world continues to turn when encountering grief, loss, and bereavement. I am patient and respectful with the grief and loss my clients experience. I know the spirals of healing that one goes through with loss of a loved one, and I gently guide others in their connections to their memories and coming to peace. As a deep listener, I provide a safe space to go through bereavement using words, movement, art, music and EMDR. One of my most memorable therapy moments occurred in helping a woman recover from the death of her husband. After sharing her story and gently expressing her feelings through movement, the woman created a piece of art that on first glance appeared to be abstract. However, a rotation of the artwork revealed a picture of an airplane on the wings of a large bird. The woman’s husband had been a pilot during his life. She was touched and moved to gentle tears as she embraced what she felt was a message from him, sent through her expressive art.