Have you experienced a death or loss recently that hit you really hard?
Do you have an "old" grief that you can't talk about because it feels like the people around you want you to "move on"?
Are you tired of having to put on a happy face or "be strong" for others, especially those who shared the loss with you?
If so, you may benefit from a grief partner.
Grief is a natural, human response to loss. We all need to talk about it and sometimes we have a hard time finding the right place for it. You deserve that space.
With a grief partner, you don't have to show up in any particular way and you can express the breadth and depth of your grief without having to worry about being judged or feeling like you are burdening anyone.
Grief partnering is not therapy but it can be done while you also attend therapy or other services so you can get the full spectrum of supports you need.
I provide a space for you to share how your grief is showing up, to learn skills to
support the grieving process, and to explore the insights and lessons that can accompany grieving. You do not have to go through this alone and you are not broken for needing a space to share what you are really feeling.
Connect with me to learn more about this process and we will come up with an approach that works for you. If you know someone who might need this kind of support and you want to pay for it, please reach out to me and we can discuss options.
This video provides a brief description about working with a grief partner.
We can work together one-on-one in virtual grief partner sessions that allow you to have the full space and time to yourself. Some people prefer this opportunity to share their experiences and feelings more in-depth. Grief partner sessions can include a personalized guided visualization, tools for supporting how grief is showing up just for you, and privacy.
Another option is to join a six-week grief circle. These are small, virtual gatherings with others who are grieving. Each circle, you have an opportunity to share how grief is showing up for you and you will witness others sharing their own grief. Circles can help you feel less alone in your grief and provide the powerful experience of being witnessed by others beyond the facilitator. Grief circles also allow you to share without having to go too deeply if that is not your preference. And hearing about the grief of others can shape your own grieving process. Grief circles sometimes include readings, guided visualizations or other resources that can support your grieving experience. A six-session circle package is $144.
Register for the winter circle that begins January 6, 2022.
"I went into the grief-partner experience with Dana with no set expectations and an open mind. I found our sessions to be wonderfully comforting, peaceful, and kindhearted, with much open space for my grief to simply be. I was grateful for a space where I felt no pressure to be cheerful or reassuring, yet I was gently encouraged to explore and challenge the feelings I had. I'm so glad that Dana is doing this work. I would gladly recommend this experience to anyone whose life is impacted by grief."
Grief Partner Client
"Thank you for holding your grief circles; I found them to be nourishing and comforting."
Grief Circle Participant