I believe that we can benefit from support and guidance throughout our lives, particularly when we have experienced a loss. Our society expects us to grieve, and then be "over it" and "ready to move on" within a short amount of time.
My work with those who are grieving has illustrated the need to provide more far-reaching support throughout our lifetime. Grief is not linear- it can drop into our days unexpectedly and without warning. It is during these times that we need support and guidance the most.
In addition, support is not a "one-size-fits-all" approach. I have created Traveling Together Grief Support sessions to incorporate the most helpful and comforting activities that I utilized in my time as a School Counselor. As adults, we are often relegated to "sit and talk" sessions when we are faced with an obstacle. But many times, our best insights come from "play": painting, watercolor, sand tray, nature walks. I have created a haven in my office to allow you to choose how we can spend our time together, working through your grief.
- Jackie Shocklee, MO
- Heather Filipowicz, FL
- Laura Donovan, MO