Grief and Loss

Dbb40892Lost in a fog…

There you are in Aisle 8, staring at the enormous wall of peanut butter for way too long. Why are there so many kinds??

F*ck it… that one looks vaguely familiar, so you drop it into the basket and move on.

Turning the corner, you think, em>“Ugh… there are so many people here.”

You stop in the refrigerated section, staring again. The plan was to make grandma’s chicken adobo and garlic rice for dinner, but suddenly, you feel overwhelmed and on the verge of tears. You miss her.

You decide to head to self-checkout with what you have. It’ll be easier to avoid a cheerful or chatty cashier so you can get the hell out of here.

But you never get there…

It’s all too much. “Uber Eats, it is!”

You haven’t been feeling like yourself lately. One day, you’re an emotional wreck, and the next, you feel numb.

It feels like a rollercoaster.

You’ve found yourself in the thick of grief, and it’s more complicated than the standard sympathy card version.

Grief doesn’t follow a script.

And it doesn’t just have to be about losing a person.

It can be the messy aftermath of losing a job, a dream, a relationship, or the version of yourself you used to know. Hell, grief can even sneak up on you during life’s happiest milestones!

And grieving can feel ten times heavier when everyone expects you to be happy.

If you’re wrestling with the complexities of grief, I get it.

62969908Let’s make sense of the chaos.

I have tools to help you explore, navigate, and find harmony in your grief.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Grief often brings a tidal wave of emotions. EMDR acts like a skilled surfer, helping you ride those waves without getting overwhelmed.

This approach uses bilateral stimulation (like eye movements or tapping) to guide your mind in desensitizing and reprocessing distressing memories. It’s not about erasing the past; it’s about turning down the emotional volume.

With EMDR, you can navigate the complexities of grief with more resilience, allowing you to carry the memories without feeling drowned by them.

Compassionate Inquiry

Grief can be like a tangled knot of emotions, and Compassionate Inquiry is the patient friend who helps you unravel it.

This approach involves asking deep, nonjudgmental questions that lead to a profound understanding of your grief. It’s not about rushing the process; it’s about exploring the layers, acknowledging the pain, and discovering the unique threads that make up your grief.

Compassionate Inquiry allows you to navigate the messy landscape of grief with self-compassion and clarity.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Grief can feel like a battleground where different parts of you are in conflict. IFS (Internal Family Systems) is like a peacemaker, facilitating a team-building exercise within yourself.

It recognizes that various internal “parts” carry different grief-related emotions. By acknowledging and harmonizing these parts, IFS helps you navigate the conflicting emotions and find a sense of internal balance.

It’s not about suppressing any part but creating a cooperative internal environment, allowing you to navigate grief with a more integrated and resilient self.

You can do this!

If you’re ready to tackle the messy realities of grief and figure out what to do with the emotional chaos, let’s connect.

Together, we’ll navigate the complexities and find a way to carry the load with a bit more ease.

Grief is a wild ride, but with the right support, you can handle the twists and turns and come out more grounded on the other side.

Reach out today through the Contact form below to schedule a free 20-minute consultation.