Many of the clients I work with have experienced a significant loss of some kind. Sometimes it can be a loss of something, such as a job or disability that prevents them from realistically obtaining some important goal or dream. However, the majority have lost an important loved one in their lives.
Death is hard because it is so final.
It really forces us to face our ultimate sense of vulnerability as human beings when the universe takes a person from us. Often people do not know what to do or what to say, and the individual left grieving can feel completely alone in their experience.
Here are some ways you can help yourself while you are grieving:
Sheri, owner of Sheri Phillips-Snaychuk Counselling Services in Vancouver, BC has been helping people in the field for over ten years working in a multitude of capacities from individual counselling, research, assessment, and foster care support. Her passion, experience, and expertise focuses mainly around trauma, suicide, and depression, however, she has helped people with other or similar issues.
Sheri deeply believes, and is committed to, the healing ability of people and that people can overcome great pain and suffering through one’s own strength and through dedication in relations with other people and within the therapeutic relationship.
She is highly regarded for her compassion, care, curiosity, non-judgmental stance, insight, dedication, and patience among her clients.
Sheri's goal is to help clients to reconnect with themselves and to come to a deeper understanding and way of being in the world. Pain and suffering can be transformed by developing a different way of being with one’s self that is nurturing and caring.