Grief Support and Education

Grief is the response to a broken bond of belonging …

you can only grieve what you have dearly loved.

But while grief may look like an expression of pain that serves no purpose, it is actually the soul’s acknowledgment of what we value…”                                    Tokopa Turner

I worked for a large hospice company for years. Initially, I had no idea that supporting families and patients in the final stages of life would completely change MY life.  Working with grief, loss, death and dying opened my heart and led me to expand and deepen my personal perspective and the way I lived my life.

Although I had been serving those who are grieving for many years, it was not until 2021 that I earned my certification as a Grief Coach and Educator from author and grief expert David Kessler.

David Kessler is one of the world’s foremost experts on grief and loss. His experiences with thousands of people on the edge of life and death has taught him the secrets to living a fulfilled life after tragedy and loss. And yet, he had not felt the call to train others as grief educators until the current global pandemic changed all of our lives.

We live in a grief illiterate society. Unfortunately, our culture tends to pathologize the experience of grief. So many of us feel guilt and shame because our hearts are breaking. We may want escape the suffering and try to “keep busy” avoiding emotional discomfort at all costs.

Grief is part of the human experience, and we all grieve in our own unique way.  As David teaches us: “Sadness only exists because of love.”

I meet my clients where they are in their own journey through grief and create a safe space for them to be seen and heard. After deep loss, it is possible to ultimately find meaning and peace.

As a certified Grief Educator, I am committed to providing the highest level of grief support through education, experience, and insights into the often unacknowledged rocky terrain of grief. 

As a Master Mindbody Coach, I am highly trained in understanding that the pain of grief goes far beyond our minds and thoughts. We experience grief in our bodies, our emotions, and our spirits. We may develop physical symptoms, aches and pains, sleep issues, headaches, etc. as part of our own unique path through grief.

I hope you will email me at elaine@yourkeytohealing.com or call me at (918) 494-3080 to learn more about working with me as you navigate the challenges of grief and discover your own pathway to hope.

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