Good Grief

Three Month Care Program for People and Animals

for persons experiencing soul and psych-ache* + for grieving or newly homed animals

The Center for Complicated Grief* at Columbia University describes grief this way:

"Grief is the response to loss of something meaningful."

Good Grief is set up for those whose lives have been affected by the loss or death of someone else (or for animals, an abrupt ending to a relationship such as moving to a new home or losing another animal in the home).

These packages were created for people and animals who have lost people and/or animals.

Due to the intensive nature of grief and uniqueness of experience for individuals, availability is limited to 3 Good Grief clients per quarter.

Grief can be pervasive and overwhelming at the onset of loss. It touches every area of our lives and that makes it very difficult to compartmentalize. It is often even difficult to make sense of what is going on inside us and to articulate what the heart is feeling.

Over time, many experience integrated grief where the process is not over but life becomes more manageable. One might remember their loved one while gardening or when they see a reminder of that person. The ebbs and flows of emotion are a bit steadier.

***If you're experiencing more complicated symptoms of grieving, you may wish to seek professional help. Local therapists specializing in grief and bereavement are listed here. [See also: Open Path Collective, All Souls Counseling and Blue Ridge Community Health for sliding scale options.]

Reiki encourages healing whether or not we can understand or articulate what's going on within us, making Reiki a great complement to other positive actions we're using throughout our individual experience of grief.

Good Grief for Soul & Psych-ache is a 3 Month Care Plan for folx who are grieving the loss of a loved one, human or animal companion.

This offering is available if it has been 6 months or 10 years since your loss. However, it is recommended that at least 6 weeks has passed since the loss for folx starting this program.

Good Grief consists of 3 Listening & Discussion sessions and 9 Remote Reiki treatments. In this combination, you'll have intentional time to share about your loved one and talk about your unique process. We'll have the opportunity to discuss conscious connection as you're ebbing and flowing through this time.

The Remote Reiki treatments make up the larger component of this program, intuitively-guiding your healing on more subtle levels as a counterpart to your tangible actions.

**I am not a therapist and Good Grief is not a substitute for therapy or medical care. This program has grown out of my experience facilitating peer-support groups for Survivors of Suicide Loss ongoing for the past 2.5 years and from working with people and animals as a Reiki Professional for 3+ years.**

**I am not a veterinarian and Good Grief is not a substitute for medical care for your animal companion. This program has grown out of my experience facilitating peer-support groups for Survivors of Suicide Loss ongoing for the past 2.5 years and from working with animals and people as a Reiki Professional for 3+ years.**

Good Grief for Grieving Animals is a 3 month care plan designed for animals who have lost a person, other pet companion in the home, or have been newly homed or re-homed.

Animals' experience of grief can be shown through behavior changes, digestive problems and changes in their energy levels. Newly adopted animals are adjusting to a new life, some of whom have been moved around quite a bit before finding their forever home with you.

Good Grief consists of 3 Listening & Discussion sessions and 9 Remote Reiki treatments. In this combination, you'll have intentional time to share about your animal companion's process and your observations since the loss.

The Remote Reiki treatments make up the larger component of this program, allowing your animal companion to utilize reiki (energy) for their self-healing on subtle levels. It is recommended that a guardian be present with the animal during these sessions.

In my experience, Reiki has worked well for dogs demonstrating sluggish digestion or frequent vomiting and with cats with shifting energy levels. I have worked with dogs and cats after losing/no longer having relationships with their familiar people or other animals in the home.

Ready to sign up? Use the form below!

If you'd like to try Reiki for your grief or to encourage your animal companion's healing but aren't ready for a 3 month commitment, feel free to get in touch for one session or check out the Packages Page, where packages are offered for Grief and Loss, Recovery and Animal Reiki.

Quick note on other types of grief:

I believe a lot of life has threads of grief, whether or not a death has occurred.

If your situation doesn't quite fit this model but you believe Reiki could benefit your experience of grief, let's talk about it. I'm happy to offer you a 15 minute consultation free of charge.

Do you have a friend or family member who is grieving?

*1) Psychache is a term developed by suicidologist Edwin Shneidman, defined as "unbearable psychological pain-hurt, anguish, soreness, and aching."

*2) Learn more about The Center of Complicated Grief at the Columbia School of Social Work, New York, NY.