Grief and Degrief, Part 4 – Releasing Grief with Somatic Techniques

The use of somatic treatments to address grief is both the unique factor and the integral part of the success of the Degriefing process. Treating the physical body is what differentiates Degriefing from other therapies that rely solely on talk to affect the healing of grief after loss. Grief is the body’s innate reaction toContinue reading “Grief and Degrief, Part 4 – Releasing Grief with Somatic Techniques”

Grief and Degrief, Part 2 – Degriefing the Body & Mind with Psychosomatic Semantics

The language of our culture is full of sentiments acknowledging how we feel after a loss. The term “heartache” and the phrase “I’m so sad, it hurts” immediately come to mind. Grief is the body’s response to loss, and we attempt expression of physical, emotional and mental feeling with words or displays of emotion toContinue reading “Grief and Degrief, Part 2 – Degriefing the Body & Mind with Psychosomatic Semantics”

Free the Body of Sadness – Putting the Pieces Back Together After a Life-Changing Event

Job loss, death, divorce, break-ups, financial strain, and the many challenges life presents are painful and tramautic. Sadness is stored within our bodies, sometime long after we think we’ve moved on. Addressing the issues in the tissues can in fact help individuals move more quickly through the grieving process to help reclaim stability and, ultimately,Continue reading “Free the Body of Sadness – Putting the Pieces Back Together After a Life-Changing Event”

Heal Grief Mindfully – Free Yourself From The Emotion

My friend Ellie and I were driving to the beach when she asked me to pull over. She was experiencing sharp pain in her chest. We stayed quiet as she put her hand to her heart and focused on her breathing. The pain eased and then stopped within a few minutes. I suggested going toContinue reading “Heal Grief Mindfully – Free Yourself From The Emotion”