Grief is a passage that every human sooner or later walks into. Whether the loss was sudden and expected or a gradual departure that was prepared for, grief has its own way of disrupting each person differently.
How I Approach Grief Counselling
There is no one way or right way through grief. Your path will be unique. Sometimes we feel like we aren’t grieving like we should. Sometimes we wish we’d get over it faster. Sometimes we think we’re doing well and then some small reminder rips us apart and sends us reeling backward.
My goal in offering grief counselling is to give you a place to process what you are going through without pressure or judgement. Our conversations will weave together your thoughts, feelings and memories. Sometimes there are other things that are related to the loss such as guilt, shame, numbness, or depression. Gradually we will address how to go on living even when you may feel a part of you has died.
This journey is uniquely yours and I would consider it a privilege to walk alongside you.
My Own Grief…briefly
Our family has seen its share of loss. My husband lost both his parents when he was young. I had a sister killed tragically in an accident. I said good-bye to my mother when I was 21 while holding my 4 month baby in my arms. My father too has since passed. I’m sorry to say I didn’t have many tools or resources to process the grief when it happened. The way of my family is to put your head down and get back to work. When we delay the grieving process, it can come back on us when we are struck with another loss or when we least expect it. Years later, I found myself crying the un-shed tears from my previous losses. New grief often opens up unhealed grief.
My office is in Saskatoon, on College Dr. across from the U of S and Royal University Hospital.
If you are ready to take a closer look at working through your loss.