Are you ready to integrate your grief?
Life is full of losses, some sudden and some expected. While grief is a normal response to loss, it forever changes us and unsupported grief can feel overwhelming. We cannot go back to the way things were before a significant loss changed the shape of our lives.
- Human life lost to death
- A serious diagnosis for oneself or a loved one
- Relationship breakup
- A friendship ending
- Moving / Loss of community
- Death of a pet
- Job change
- Loss of physical ability
- Financial shifts
- Mortality awareness due to a famous person’s death
- Family estrangement
- Loss of meaningful belongings/mementos
- Loss of culture
- Environmental grief
- Societal grief
- The amorphous feeling of loss of the life not lived
- And so on. This list is by no means exhaustive, and these losses may be recent or may have occurred years – or even decades – ago.
About grief coaching
We can find vibrancy in our lives as they are – even if life looks quite different than what we expected. Supported grief allows us to grow and find parts of ourselves that are big enough to hold our grief and continue with the meaningful and necessary pieces of our lives. When we integrate our grief, we have greater access to our full range of emotions, our true capacity to thrive, and increased wisdom and empathy. Our greatest resource for grieving is each other.
Grief coaching helps you to integrate your grief, starting right where you are now. Even subtle changes, made through capitalizing on your strengths, can help dislodge “stuck” grief and reclaim your vitality while grieving.
Meet your grief coach
Dr Joanie Terrizzi has gravitated towards the bereaved and grieving throughout her life. She is a certified Death Doula and the president of the Midwest End-of-Life Doula Collective. Her interest in healing modalities and the possibilities for human flourishing led her to train professionally in Yoga, Reiki, clinical hypnosis, integrative wellness coaching, authentic relating, mindfulness, and more. She holds a doctorate in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University. She is deeply passionate about helping her clients thrive in their own life so that they can bring their most vibrant self to all that they do.