While we cannot avoid death in our life, we can adapt to the conditions death brings with it. By creating a supportive environment, we address the many changes of that death brings and preserve memories of our loved ones.
“Am I doing it right?”
“I should be over this by now.”
“Is there something wrong with me?”
“I don’t want to hurt my family so I won’t talk about it.”
Kids & Teens
For children and teens, grief can be a scary and confusing time filled with intense emotions that they just don’t have the words for. Coupled with misunderstandings and lack of peer group supports through their circle of friends, the grief process can be life-altering. By creating a safe and supportive environment, we can help the children in our lives acknowledge their feelings and adjust to their “new normal”. Providing them the tools and resources to manage their emotions, we help them understand what death means to them.
Often times, we find it difficult to put into words our emotions surrounding death, allowing our minds and bodies to become vulnerable to physical symptoms that cause further harm. The idea of efficiently moving through “stages” to deal with loss is misleading. It’s important to accept that there is no time frame for grief. Addressing the physical aspects grief has on our bodies through an individualized treatment program, we begin to heal our minds and bodies as one.