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The ritual of grieving is a natural part of our growth and transformation. Tragic loss can feel like riding waves that rise and fall, over and over. Or it can manifest as a disruption that comes on suddenly, overwhelming you, bringing anxiety, shock, and confusion. It can crash on the shore unexpectedly leaving you wondering how you will get through it and what your purpose is. Complex grief can bring layers of sadness and compassion. It brings a new way of being in the world. Going through the stages of grief after a tragic loss is really a warriors journey.  

 

You have been ushered here, like many of us, whether you want to be or not. Our family suffered the tragic suicide of my ex-husband very unexpectedly, so I know how difficult the journey can be. None of us needed that, and yet here we were. What I want you to know is that you don’t have to do all of it alone. Because you’re grieving doesn’t mean you automatically have a mental health issue or need counseling. It doesn’t mean you need to hide in shame or stop crying after the mourning period is over. As the Buddhists say, there are many paths up the mountain. Grief coaching is one opportunity to work on yourself and focus on you and your grief through coaching sessions and support. I will work with you to move your energy in a direction that is helpful and healing. 

 

Sometimes we have blind spots, things we should look at but can’t see. Or a different perspective is waiting to be found. Sometimes we are afraid to say what we really feel, which can be especially true with suicide. It often includes learning how to manage the emotions that come with loss such as anxiety, loneliness, confusion, or the stages of grief we each experience. I can help by offering exercises and techniques to assist you for those moments.

 

Complex grief creates a dynamic that brings lots of layers with it. For example, a widow shared with me that she felt she could not smile because she was afraid people would think she had moved on from the loss. A parent mentioned they were angry at their loved one but felt guilty that they felt that way towards someone that had just committed suicide. Similar to mindfulness and self-care, these discoveries are often not at the forefront of our thoughts, as they should be. Insight, awareness, mindfulness, and compassion are healing aspects of this journey that are vitally important in this process we call deep grief. It includes getting the right support for yourself when you need it the most. Like now.  Grief coaching is a safe place to explore those complicated feelings and perspectives, without shame, doubt, or judgment. I will teach you how to become more mindful, how to allow compassion become part of the healing process. And how to trust your intuition when it comes to your own healing.  

 

We are naturally wired to heal ourselves from grief and loss. Our mind, body and spirit are ready to go, they just to be pointed in the right direction. People often search for peace and balance in their lives. They want to find meaning and joy again after the loss. They look for resolution or reconciliation. 

 

 

This is about getting the right kind of support to help you understand yourself better. My coaching services offer a place to be with your grief and incorporate it into your daily living. When this happens, there is an ease of living that follows. You can find meaning again, purpose and intention. This is when healing comes in. Forgiveness often appears. And peace of mind is just around the corner. 

 

This type of work is guided by your process, your wishes, and your goals. In this confidential space, you’ll have the opportunity to explore your grief, while gaining insight and clarity. The discoveries and choices that follow are yours. They are a natural organic part of your journey, just like the grief and loss are. People often have the experience of feeling supported and more at peace with the loss of their loved one. They find balance, and a sense of relief and hope again. As they gain a better understanding of what loss means to them, they are better able to move forward with hope and an open heart. 

 

As a coach, I have been privileged to work with people experiencing life changes. It is truly an honor to be a part of this sacred journey of transformation.

 

I am currently offering grief groups. Each of those groups will include the following: 

  • 6 weeks, 1x per week for an hour.

  • Peer support is a theme for these groups to have other's with similar experiences there to support you. 

  • Topics can include: mindfulness and grief, storytelling, and honoring traditions. 

  • Discussions about tragic loss, finding meaning, and learning how to say goodbye will also be discussed. 

  • The cost is $25.00 per session for a total of $150.00

For more information or to sign-up, please click on the "Contact" button at the bottom of this page.   

I am also offering a grief group through a peer-support With Forum. For more information, please cut and paste this link into your browser: www.withforum.com/group-sign-up/atkinson1

All groups are offered online through Zoom and are pst. 

The time has come to focus on the care and keeping of you.

 

I look forward to walking with you on this journey.

This is about getting the right kind of support for you. My coaching services offer a place to be with your grief to help incorporate it into your daily living. When this happens, there is an ease of living that follows. You can find meaning again, purpose and intention. This is when healing comes in.