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When your grief is fresh and strong:
"New Grief"
When it feels bigger than today's grief:
"Grief's Echoes"
Ease your future losses (including your own future death):
"Grief's Life Lessons"

Grieving is a normal part of life. That doesn't mean it's easy to do without support.

Lack of focus. Tears or numbness. Sleeplessness or sleeping all day. That feeling in the pit of your stomach. The pain in your heart.

Or, an intense focus on getting stuff done. Did you know that unrelenting action can be a way to ease your pain?

Are you going crazy? No! You’re grieving. You’re figuring out how to continue without the person (or pet) who died. The trick is to find healthy ways to face this. Even if you’ve been through this before, grief can catch you by surprise. Because we don’t do it often (thank goodness!), we can forget how powerful it can be. How lonely you can feel – even if other family members are grieving too. How difficult it can be to do “regular life” as we face all the losses that happen when someone dies or our life changes in  some other significant way. I can help you with all that, and even some aspects that you might not have thought of. Contact me or read more first.

New Grief

If you just want your pain to stop.

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Individual Support

• Learn how to ease the pain of your grief.
• Identify ways to acknowledge, honor, and memorialize your loss.
• Create a personalized plan to face your grief process.

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Facilitated Peer-Support Groups

Depending on your situation, participating in a facilitated peer-support group may be helpful.
– For losses involving humans, groups may be available for specific situations.
– For losses involving pets – see here also.

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Workshops

Some examples:
• Self-care during grief
• Creativity and grief

Grief’s Echoes

If your grief seems out of proportion for this new change / loss / death.

If you’ve had a change/loss/death in the past, perhaps you didn’t grieve it fully.

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Individual Support

• We'll identify old grief(s) that are affecting your ability to cope with your new loss.
• Find what’s holding you back from addressing your previous loss(es).
• Face those losses and see where they fit in your current life.
• Address any issues or underlying beliefs that are holding you back.

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Support Groups

Depending on your situation, participating in a facilitated peer-support group may be helpful.

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Workshops

Some examples:
• "Where does all this grief come from?"
• Creativity and grief

Grief’s Life Lessons

If you want to be able to face future losses / deaths with less pain and greater acceptance.

No one relishes the idea that they’ll face more loss, but it is a reality of life.

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Individual Support

• How have you faced previous experiences of death or loss? We'll use that information to help find your underlying concerns and face them.
• Suggestions for events and resources.
• If desired, we can look at this through the lens of your worldview, religion, or spirituality.

If you want to be able to face your own dying with greater acceptance.

The final reality is that we all die.

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Individual Support

• Face and make peace with your concerns through exploration, education, decision-making, and (if you desire) preparation.
• Suggestions for events and resources.
• If desired, look at this through the lens of your worldview, religion, or spirituality.
• To record your wishes to share with others (medical professionals or family), see Planning – based on what's most important to you.

Help with planning. Understandable information. Compassionate support.
Contact me to learn more: (541) 255-7116 or care @ companioning.care

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