Looking Up From a Place of Safety

Looking Up From a Place of Safety

Today Facebook reminded me of a jigsaw I completed three years ago. That simple image reminded me how very far I have come since my world imploded in August 2018. Three years ago I was alone, packing up my belongings to put in storage, after selling my home and...
And Yet

And Yet

So the huge loss is behind you, some more time has passed, and you have done all that you can to accept it, to work through it, the grief triggers are lessening, and yet…. And yet the reality for those who perhaps find themselves living alone for the first time in a...
Disenfranchised Grief

Disenfranchised Grief

I was going to write about Disenfranchised Grief today, and then I found this blog from www.sevenponds.com in San Francisco which explains it all so well. I have linked the blog and copied it in full. Thank you so much Seven Ponds, Dr Kenneth Doka and Betsy Arant....
What a week…

What a week…

Even as therapists we continue to work on ourselves, and as someone who deals with grief as part of my work I am perhaps more aware than some people of the longer term effects of loss.  Some losses cannot ever be totally cleared or fixed, they can only be carried...
Gone, but not forgotten

Gone, but not forgotten

Friday’s news that one of the greatest stalwarts of our nation ever HRH The Duke of Edinburgh had died peacefully at home has caused a wave of grief across the nation, and the hugest outpouring of love and sympathy for Her Majesty The Queen. Losing someone after 73...