Last month on Kirby’s Birthday, I wrote about the myth many have about needing to “move on” when grieving a significant loss. Grieving is not comfortable, never someone’s chosen path and yet each of us has losses due to deaths, illnesses or life-changing events that create chaos and turmoil. A sudden, traumatic death will erupt a tsunami of painful emotions. The loss of a job, a house fire, a negative health diagnosis, an unexpected tragedy will bring up anger, fear, depression, and feelings of being overwhelmed. When we are sad, mourning losses and feeling lost, we sometimes hide, deny our feelings or just want to learn how to make those emotions go away.
Ed Preston, a great supporter of SEEK and the founder of The Grief & Trauma Resource Center, has an online directory to provide healthy, accurate information about grief and trauma.
In a blog post on his site: www.greiftrainingonline.com, Ed shared that in his own grief journey he had:
“spent way too much money on all sorts of worthless alternative therapies that promised to “rewire” my brain for joy. I endured New Age “shamanic” ceremonies, sweat lodges, rebirthing and soul retrieval that were supposed to remove “the spirit of sadness” that had “attached” itself to me. But none of them were able to provide the cure they all promised, and most of it was just a waste of money…
Ed went on to say,
Read Ed’s full blog here: