Specializing in Grief and Loss, Resiliency Promotion, and Honest Hope
My life’s work has been aiding individuals, families and organizations discover and build on their strengths to respond more ably to disruptive changes and the resulting loss and grief. That focus became all the more relevant as the whole planet began facing the Covid19 pandemic in early 2020. For not only were individuals, families, organizations and communities facing usual disruptive changes but also a pandemic that has altered the lives of all persons. Over 500,000 American citizens have died as a result of the virus. Coping well is rarely easy; coping well these days is a daily challenge.
Here is an image I have used in trainings, talks, and writing in recent days. The four-legged stool is a reminder of loss and grief accumulation and overload.
4-Legged Stool of Losses
Common, Experienced by Many
Losses of Identity, Ways of Life, Future Stories
The State of the World
Collective Losses, Worries
Ambiguity, Anxiety, Fear
My current work is consistent with what it has been for years – aiding individuals, families and organizations discover and build on their strengths to respond more ably to disruptive changes and the resulting loss and grief – now with the added reality of community tragedies and the pandemic.
If interested in exploring work with you, your organization or another in your community, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also continue to write, develop materials, and explore with colleagues how to understand and address supportive care in the midst of this pandemic. I would welcome such links with you.