Grief and Loss

Making sense of loss and being supported in difficult times

Grief and loss times in our life bookend normalcy. Yet we grow the most in times of great love and great suffering. Therapy helps you embrace these moments with empathy, support, and making sense of it all. This sets the stage for new life.

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Grief and Loss is Inevitable

It is important to consider the inevitable experience of grief and loss. Why? Because everyone’s life happens in between new life and new death. Outside of these moments of great love and great suffering life carries on in a seemingly normal consistent fashion. It is dangerous to get two complacent as inevitably grief and loss will show up in the form of a lost pet or a lost friend or a lost spouse. It is these moments where our normal life journey can seemingly fall into disruption. This disruption can be a surprise for those who are not ready for it or don’t expect it.

“Life happens in between new life and new death.” 

Life is a Series of Hello’s and Goodbye’s

Life is a series of hello’s and goodbye’s. This is why it is important to be prepared and to keep in mind that this is normal. Life is a series of hello’s and goodbye’s, a series of loss and new life. This is our world this is the human experience. It is built into nature. In these moments of grief and loss we lean on our community We lean on therapists, friends, church members, and others who sympathize and empathize.

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

- The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis by C.S. Lewis

Culture is not Comfortable with Grief and Loss

With our experience and supports us in our time emotional pain. Our culture does not recognize or is not comfortable with times of loss and grief. The focus is perpetually on being happy and buying your way out of your sadness. The problem with this model is that we don’t learn We don’t grow We don’t look for the new life that is predictably right around the corner. 

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
- Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

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A Safe Space is Priority One

At therapy in motion we help you learn and grow and hold the pain that comes with grief and loss. We support you through self-care strategies and inevitably listening and learning and waiting for the new life that is about to spring up. Because it always does.

Get started sooner than later because change is hard and growth is optional...

Change is hard, choices tend towards paths of least resistance, and we get comfortable with habits and relational patterns we know well. This is why taking action sooner than later is the best path forward to build lives that flourish and relationships that thrive. Our team of expert therapists and coaches can help with insight, accountability, guidance, and the right support for your specific needs.