The Language of Grieving guide covers both words that offer comfort, and words, while well intentioned, that may be resented by or stifle the grieving person or make the journey through grief more difficult. Please copy and distribute as you wish.
". . . You did a lovely job on your language of grieving brochure... but I really appreciated it this morning when I got an email about a friend losing her father...and I had it to help me say the right things. What a great gift/tool it is! Thanks!"Susan Schwartz, You Who Branding
Couples Specialty: Thriving As a Couple After Your Child Dies
Thriving as a couple, let alone surviving individually or as a couple may seem out of reach. The goal is to be emotionally present to one another (vs. fixing). In couples counseling you will experiment with behaviors designed to bring you comfort, understanding, and connection. You will find your underlying similarities in grief despite differing styles of grieving and coping, and practice specific tools that create new neural pathways in your brain that promote a healing, thriving coupledom. When a child dies, I provide couples therapy that flows between grief counseling and addressing couple's issues that may have been small "cracks" in your connection prior to the death.
"Your talk about the grief process was great! I appreciated the depth and information you brought . . . your content is first-rate. I can tell you are a wonderful therapist and that your wisdom, experience, and knowledge will be a great help to many people." Kathleen Palmer, Palo Alto Family YMCA
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