“Grief is a part of life but it doesn’t have to be your life.”~Sherry Trentini
There is no playbook to follow when you have experienced loss, and just so you know, there are no steps or stages for grief.
I repeat No Stages!
Therefore you can’t grieve in the wrong order and can not be placed in a defined category.
How is your loss affecting your life?
From my own experience, I know what that meant for me.
I know where I felt stuck. When I felt heavy. And when I felt confused and resistant about moving forward.
But, this is about YOU + YOUR experience.
Because your experience is unique.
“Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss of any kind.” ~John W. James and Russell Friedman
There are many life experiences that can produce grief:
- Death of a Pet
- Starting School
- End of Addictions
- Major Health Changes (positive and negative)
- Job Loss
- Financial Changes (positive and negative)
- Legal Problems
- Loss of trust
- Loss of unfulfilled hopes, dreams and desires.
- And the list goes on…
I will partner with you in this action oriented program to help YOU move beyond your unique loss.
This [Creating Space from Grief] work was extremely helpful for me, and Sherry was amazing to work with!
She is extremely understanding and kind.
I highly recommend this to anyone looking for grief support, this has helped me a lot!Mary
Sherry is bright, insightful and non-judgmental. She has been an immense help to me in working through my grief and helping me understand how different situations connect from the past and affect me still today.
Her approach is focused and not a minute wasted on rabbit trails or irrelevant information gathering. All of our time spent together was purposeful.
I would wholeheartedly recommend her to family and friends.
Thank you so much Sherry, you helped me uncover a lot of information in such an organized way. This wouldn’t have been possible without your specific process of uncovering and addressing grief in the chronological method you use.Melissa
Describe how things were going before we started working together?
I was frustrated that I hadn't been able to build my business, and I wasn't sure what to do next. I was blaming myself for not having done enough and/or done the right things to build my business.
What did we do together in the sessions, in your words.
We talked about me and my business as having a relationship, almost like a relationship I might have with a person. I charted the ups and downs of my business, and then figured out what events I could apologize to myself or my business for things I'd done or not done, things I could forgive myself for my business for, and significant things I could appreciate myself for. Then I had this amazing session where I apologized, forgave, and appreciated.
What happened for you during the coaching?
I got a new way of looking at my business. And I had an amazing emotional experience and release during our last session. When I did my homework for that session, I thought I listed everything I could apologize, forgive, or appreciate. But in the moment of actually speaking my apologies, forgivenesses, and appreciations, I found a lot more. I found more ways to appreciate myself, and I reminded myself of the people that matter most to me and how much I love what I do; in working so hard to build my business, I'd forgotten that.
What happened after our time together?
At first, I was thinking less about the past and things that bother me that I I have a hard time stopping thinking about. I've started up again, but I still remind myself to say “I have to go now. Goodbye.” A big thing I can do for myself is to focus on one thing at a time. Social media are attractive time wasters and distractors. 🙂Louise