Supporting Your Grieving Process With Compassion
All of our therapists are trained in holding the complexity of grief and loss, and some are certified Grief Educators through David Kessler’s certification training.
David Kessler, the world-renowned expert on grief and loss, has added a sixth stage to the original five devised by Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross many decades ago. This sixth stage of grief – finding meaning – is what helps us to remember with “more love than pain” (Kessler). At Body Positive Works, we walk beside you as you step along each stepping stone of the grief process.
Stages of grief:
“The Only Constant In Life Is Change,” wrote the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, over 2,000 years ago. As individuals and in community, by choice or by happenstance, nothing remains the same. Physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, we grow, and yet sometimes our growth feels paused by loss.
As things change, we may experience it as though we are losing parts of ourselves, the way we used to do things, communities we belonged to, physical or cognitive abilities, and people we love. This creates grief. Grief is not linear, and we cycle through stages over and over as we heal.
Understanding Grief & Loss
Navigating the Journey of Grief: Piecing Together Our Hearts
When the profound loss of someone dear to us strikes, we find ourselves grappling with a myriad of emotions – a profound sense of loss, uncertainty, and an overwhelming wave of sadness, anger, or confusion. It’s as if the very essence of our being has been altered, leaving us adrift in a sea of questions, wondering who we are now that we are no longer someone’s grandchild, child, sibling, spouse, partner, friend, or parent.
In the midst of this heart-wrenching experience, a poignant tale unfolds – a story of a heart shattered into countless shards, each fragment carrying a piece of our pain and love. Like delicate birds, these shards take flight, scattering across the vast expanse of emotions. Time passes, and one by one, these pieces start to return. Slowly, ever so gradually, they find their way back to us, rekindling the spark of hope.
As we traverse the intricate path of grief, one piece at a time, our hearts begin to mend. These fragments, once scattered, start to fall back into place, forming a beautiful mosaic of our memories, love, and resilience. With each piece that returns, we embrace a renewed understanding of ourselves and the profound bond we shared with our loved one.
At Body Positive Works, we offer a compassionate space for those journeying through grief. Our heartfelt support and understanding allow you to explore your emotions, memories, and experiences at your own pace. We know that healing is not about forgetting, but rather about honoring the beautiful tapestry of love that intertwines our hearts with those we have lost.
Join us in this transformative process of piecing together our hearts, finding solace in the memories, and discovering the strength to cherish life’s precious moments, even amidst the ache of loss. Together, we will navigate the labyrinth of grief, finding hope in the beauty of healing and the enduring love that binds us forever.
Where to Find Grief Counseling in New Jersey
Embrace Healing at Our Grief and Loss Wellness Center in New Jersey
Finding solace and support during times of grief is essential to healing. At our Wellness Center for Grief Counseling, nestled within a beautiful heritage house in the heart of Saddle River, Bergen County, NJ, we extend our compassionate hand to those navigating the profound journey of loss.
Conveniently situated just across the street from Wandell Elementary School and next door to the Municipal Building, our center offers a safe haven where you can explore your emotions and memories at your own pace. Our tranquil location, with easy access to Rt. 17 and the Garden State Parkway, and being on the border of Rockland County, ensures that anyone seeking our grief counseling services can find the support they need.
During life’s most challenging moments, it is vital to have a space where you can express your feelings, memories, and grief without judgment. At our Wellness Center for Grief Counseling, we understand the intricacy of the healing process and the profound impact of loss. Together, we will gently piece together the fragments of your heart and find ways to cherish the love and memories that remain eternal.
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Join us in this transformative journey of healing and discover the strength to cherish life’s precious moments, even amidst the ache of loss. Our supportive team is here to walk alongside you, providing guidance, empathy, and understanding as you navigate the path of grief. Together, we will embrace healing, find hope, and honor the profound connections that shape our lives.