GRIEF & DEATH ARE RIGHTS OF PASSAGE
you are the essential element of this experience.
you deserve to feel grounded, nurtured & transformed.
What is it you hold dear to your heart when you lean-in to your longings about your life? We will offer our best support to facilitate balance, meaning and joy in whatever way that makes the most sense for you. We honor the community you belong to, and respect your world views.
YOU ARE ESSENTIAL TO UNLOCKING AUTHENTICITY
Our work together will illuminate how your everyday lived experiences hold valuable information about your unique desires as you move through grief or come close to death. Our work facilitates mind-body-spirit connection. This is a powerful collaboration in any experience but especially if you belong to a community whose needs have historically been invisiblized, or have lived experiences with anxiety and trauma that resulted in your needs being ignored and/or stigmatized. You are your best guide and we promise to listen.
What desires come alive in your heart when you envision what is ahead in this time of great transition? What key does your grief hold to facilitate more gratitude in your life? What aspects of your death or the death of a loved one spark a hunger for interconnectedness?
And while yes, grief and death ARE rights of passage, there are also many layers and overtones in our modern world that tend to elevate the noise of these experiences, making it increasingly challenging to tap into the heart of what is robustly present for you in this experience. Physiologic adaptations to stress, anxiety, depression, racism, homophobia, and trauma of all kinds can intimately interfere, enhance, exacerbate or stifle your grieving process. Our goal is not to dismiss all of this, but to lean-in it and identify where your needs tend to be invisiblized, while also using a mind-body-spirit approach to create anchor points for this process.
Our work offers collaboration in a way that help you and your support team feel informed as well as vibrant and excited about what comes next. Together we'll explore how you can connect to your grounded center through a number of modalities including in-home support, outings, art, meditation, visualizations, facilitation, spiritful practice, and enhanced movement and non-movement techniques to hack the brain/body stress response.
Communities most intimately effected by rising health disparities disproportionately land in the lives of those living with anxiety, trauma, depression (or other mental health challenges), communities of color, and LGBTQIA2+ folks. Everyday lived experiences navigating stress, anxiety, depression, racism, homophobia, and trauma of all kinds effect physiology, stress response, and opportunity to make meaning from powerfully potent experiences such as grief and death.We believe #blacklivesmatter and the needs of everyone who have historically been ignored, stigmatized, and invisibilized, deserve to have someone who can show up to nourish, love, and fully support them all the while providing appropriate information and trauma informed care.
it may have taken a long time, / but in the end it did not matter, / after much healing through / self observation she now had / strength, she now had courage, / and the wisdom to wield her new / magic with virtue. no longer / did she run from her pain or her / troubles, no longer did she allow / delusions to capture her mind, no / longer did she doubt that the greatest / healer she has ever met is her own / unconditional love. / (you are a healer)
-Yung Pueblo in Inward