With a breast cancer prognosis of one month to live, Mrs. Samuel and her family came for counseling upon the recommendation of her doctor. No one in her family talked about her dying, and that was fine with her. I wanted to help them create emotional intimacy before she died and thereby make her passage easier. Read more
Do you remember the last time you were with someone who was in a great deal of emotional pain? Perhaps it was a teenager experiencing a first broken heart, or a child upset about having to change schools, or an adult grieving the death of a pet. How about the last time you were hurting? Did you allow yourself to really feel the pain? Did anyone support you? Read more
A 50-something woman told me she had been grieving for two years since her ex-husband died. She just couldn’t get over it. Even though they were divorced, they had remained friends. He had been her childhood sweetheart. Read more
A Class on Loss, Change, and Growth.
Change, welcome or unbidden, requires us to adjust, and sometimes that’s challenging. While some seem to gracefully embrace the future, others of us require a different kind of support. It’s common to feel depressed, to withdraw, or to feel anxious. Read more