My Journey - Introduction
I am so glad you are here. Hopefully you have just viewed the introduction video. I really wanted to convey that although I do not hold a doctorate degree or speak in any fancy terms, I am uniquely qualified to guide you through your grief journey. The Guided Tour is a five video session which will get you on a route to healing. I have been influenced in my teaching by many professionals, readings, but the greatest influence has been the brave hurting people who have allowed me to enter into their pain. They have taught me about what is helpful and what is not, they have exposed the hurt and sorrow they feel at a very deep level and have allowed me to use their stories to teach you and guide you in your journey. Many bereaved withdraw because of the fear of telling others who we really are and the hurt we are experiencing, due to the fact that our society often gives the “buck up” and “pull up your boots straps” approach. This Guided Tour allows the mourner to be normalized in their reactions and to understand our own unique story.
In each session, there are handouts and discussion questions. Neither is a requirement. It is a supplement in learning and can be used to the extent that you wish. Some people will read every handout and complete every suggested assignment, others will not. The discussion questions can be completed alone, writing the answers in a journal, or reviewed with a small or large group for an additional layer of support and sharing. It is up to you. This is self-guided and can be used at your own pace.
You are changed forever, but given the proper support and tools to survive, you can heal and discover who you are now that this has happened to you. I sincerely hope you will take the next step in your journey and be encouraged along the way. I know it is scary to start but I believe you will not be disappointed in what you learn. I consider it a great privilege to walk beside you!