Grief Counseling

Nourishing Resources:

 

Tara Brach's

"Future Self" Meditation

Pema Chodron's

Tonglen Meditation

Isolation Journals Project

“Meeting people in a genuine way and feeling like there is a vital and meaningful connection going on makes me come alive.” ~ Sharon Salzberg 

 

We are living in uncertain times. How do we cope with it all? A major factor in determining whether what we are experiencing becomes trauma is whether we feel alone, or whether someone is with us as we go through it. In other words, do we feel accompanied? We are wired for connection. It is part of our biology that we yearn for safe and supportive connections our entire lives. So what do we do when we don't feel we can engage in our normal ways of connecting? How do we find the support we need?

It can be complicated because we are all going through this together.

 

It is wonderful to know that everyone around you is having a shared experience. Yet you may find that friends and loved ones who would be there for you in an instant may be coping with their own life changes and don't have the bandwidth to offer support. Having an impartial person to talk and work things through with can be healing whenever we are feeling alone or overwhelmed. As a therapist and healer, it is my life's work to be a helper in times like theses. I offer a safe and sound space for you to explore your struggles, express your frustrations, and explore options that are best for you. 

 

No, you are not "doing this wrong" or "badly" by not getting a lot done, or having interest in much right now. 
 

It is likely you, like many of us, are grieving many losses at once. Below are some of the signs of grief you may experiencing:

 

• Sadness

• Anger

• Guilt, Self-Blame

• Anxiety

• Loneliness

• Fatigue

• Powerless

• Shock

• Longing

• Numbness

• Empty feeling in stomach

• Tightness in chest

• Tightness in throat

• Increased sensitivity to noise

• Sense of unreality

• Shortness of breath

• Muscle weakness

• Low energy

• Dry mouth

• Disbelief

• Confusion

• Preoccupation

• Sleep pattern changes

• Change in appetite

• Foggy brain

• Disinterest in public activities

• Sighing

• Crying

• Restlesness

 

 

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"You were born with real potential. You were born with goodness and trust.

 You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.

 You were born with wings. You aren't meant for crawling, so don't.

 You have wings.

 Learn to use them and fly.​​​​​​​​​"

                                                                            ~Rumi

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    Saoirse Chalcraft, MA, LPC, ATR
    A Gentle Unfolding LLC

    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Registered Art Therapist

    EMDR Practitioner

     

    343 West Drake Road

    Suite 200

    Fort Collins, CO 80526

    (970) 420-2516

     

    Serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor, Wellington, Laporte, Bellvue, Estes Park, Greeley, Timnath, Johnstown, Berthoud, Cheyenne and surrounding Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming areas.

     

    Specializing in counseling for abuse, anxiety and panic, death and dying, depression, divorce and separation, EMDR & trauma, empowerment, grief and loss, fertility counseling, life transitions, pregnancy loss, PTSD, relationship issues, serious illness, spiritual exploration, stress, trauma, and women's issues.

     

     

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