"There is vitality under the snow even though, to the casual eye, it appears to be dead."
- Agnes Sligh Turnbull
Life events like deaths, divorces, breakups, career transitions, and mid-life milestones can make the shape of our lives seem unrecognizable. It is normal to experience grief (shock, denial, sadness, anger, fear, etc.) when the unwanted or unexpected happens.
In the early throws of grief it is difficult to trust the body and spirit's natural inclination to heal.
Not only can we survive unpleasant or unwanted life events, we can actually emerge better and stronger than we were before they happened.
Years of experience as a therapist and grief counselor have taught me that grief and pain are not symptoms of our brokenness. They are indicators of our potential for growth and healing.
Instead of trying to "fix" pain, I encourage clients to turn toward it, to listen and to learn from it. When given full permission to be exactly where we are, we are better able to utilize the tools we need to help us get where we want to go. Counseling can give you those tools.
It may not feel this way right now, but peace and strength are closer than you think. Book a free consultation now to find out more about how grief therapy and counseling can help you find them.