As human beings, we are gifted with the ability to feel a full range of emotions. We love, we open our hearts and we connect with others. We feel joy and happiness and we feel deep pain and sadness.
When we experience the loss of someone or something dear to us, or we endure a painful or traumatic event in our lives, the emotions that come flooding in can be overwhelming. Things we thought we knew and trusted are thrown into question, including our sense of self and our place in a world that continues on in spite of our pain.
When we find ourselves in the wave of these painful emotions, we may feel a sense of distance from others. We may feel defeated by a modern culture that values happiness above all other emotions, or we may feel judged because we’re not handling things the way we think we should.
And yet these emotions are just as much a part of who we are as any of the others we experience and within these painful and challenging emotions there is much to be discovered.
How do we begin do that?
We can start by taking the time and space to allow our stories to be told, to explore all the thoughts and feelings involved.
Being human means having a full range of emotions and experiences. Sometimes these life events come in the form of a traumatic experience, the loss of someone or something dear to us, or a loss of a part of ourselves. Such challenges bring with them grief, deep sadness and even confusion.
Whatever the source of your pain, be it the loss of a loved one, a traumatic event, the end of a significant relationship or career, the questioning of deeply held beliefs, or perhaps you’re not exactly sure where your feelings of grief or despair are coming from- here you’ll find a safe, non judgemental space where you can begin to find positive and self-compassionate ways to live with these challenging emotions, discovering how they have the potential to enrich the experience of being alive.
I’d love to hear from you. Contact me today to set up a free half hour conversation where we will chat about your specific needs and how working together can be of help to you.