My biggest hope through my artwork and advocacy is to create more awareness on the process of grief and mourning in an avoidance culture. Through this outreach education project, I focus on unresolved grief from death, divorce, and other losses for better reconciliation.
Grief and mourning are often confused or used interchangeably. Grief is the internal feelings of loss, while mourning is the outward expression of internal grief. Grief can arise from any change in a normal pattern and is the normal, natural and PAINFUL emotional reactions to loss or change of ANY kind.
Some examples include:
• Divorce or end of a relationship
• Loss of a career
• Loss of trust
• Loss of faith
• Loss of safety
• Loss of health
• Loss of a sense of self
• Loss from a combination of these elements
For many people even though grief is normal & natural, the vast majority of what we learn in our society about dealing with loss is not normal, not natural or helpful. We learn more about how to mend a broken arm, then we do about how to support people grieving. Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.
To explore this more, I facilitate an 8-week class on the Grief Recovery Method® Educational Program.
One hour a week we will:
• Create a safe environment in which to look at old beliefs about dealing with loss
• Discover what losses have affected your life
• Take new actions to move forward in bereavement with your new narrative
The Grief Recovery Method® Educational Outreach Program is not an occasional, drop-in group. For the safety and success of all participants, commitment and attendance is essential.
The fee for the group 8-week program is $500.00.
The fee for the Individual 7-week program is $655.00.
Also, I am willing to travel to work with you if needed.
- Call or email to set up an intake consultation:
541 - 942 - 4934