GRIEF LOSS RECOVERY
Hope and Health Through Creative Grieving
"If you're going through
hell, keep going".
~Sir Winston Churchill
So the unthinkable has happened to you! A special loved one has been torn from
your life by tragedy, and you are heartbroken. I am so very sorry for your loss,
and wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Welcome, my friend, to our grief loss recovery website.
You have come to the right place for straight answers, practical advice... and hope.
You are in the midst of one of the most painful
and trying experiences that a
human can possibly endure. No one can know the depths of your pain, and we know
that you will never forget this terrible tragedy. Memories of your departed loved one
will never leave you, nor should they.
Hope for the future...
I think it may help you to know that grief is a process, a long journey of
acceptance and healing. And you can get through it, and come back
in time to a happy and productive life. I know it is hard for you to believe right
now, but you must hold onto hope, and keep in the back of your mind that things
will eventually get better.
You are not alone in this. You probably feel quite overwhelmed and bewildered
right now, sort of like you were picked up and placed on a different planet!
This grief thing is a surreal new world of uncharted territory for you, and no
one gave you a roadmap, did they?
About our website...
My name is Jennie, and I am the editor and webmaster for "Recover From
Grief". I am a Registered Nurse with many years practice as an ICU nurse. I have helped and comforted many traumatized families as they
began their grief loss experiences.
This website evolved as a result of my interest in and advanced
study of grief theory and interventions, with eventual certification as a grief
counselor. I too have seen
my own share
of personal tragedy, and I looked for easier ways to cope with my own grief. Thus was
born our site concept of "healing through creative grieving".
There is no "right way"
or "wrong way" to grieve... but there are ways to make the
whole ordeal more bearable and find successful closure. Grief loss recovery is a long and painful process, but
there will be brighter days
ahead for you, I promise. Let us help you find them.
WHAT IS CREATIVE GRIEVING?
Mental health care professionals agree that one of the most helpful
ways to work through mourning is to express your grief, and not hold it in.
And your most effective and creative expressions of grief
may differ from the next persons.
We present in our website a variety of creative mourning techniques; talking,
writing, creating art, music or poetry, or memorializing are all good ways to
express your bereavement. Explore our site to find the expressive techniques that
feel "just right"
HOW TO USE THIS WEBSITE
Most of the grief websites out there today are one of two types: either a
"memorial" website, to post a tribute to your beloved (which we will also provide), or "informational", which provide
good material, but in "textbook" or "article" format.
Neither of these sites gives you a clear, practical plan for dealing with the stresses
and uncertainty of grief loss.
We strive to fill that void with this website. Recover-from-grief.com is
all about you... your pain and your grief and sorrow. It is designed as a
stand-alone workshop. You can pick and choose topics to explore, or progress
through the site in the order of the navigation bars on the left. Subjects have
been organized in a logical manner, building upon the pages before it.
We are a young website, but already provide all
of these great resources:
My hope is
that you will
come to our website often, and tell other grieving friends and
members about it. And our biggest wish is that you get to
where you don't need us anymore. Then "pay it forward" by
"recover-from-grief.com" to someone else who needs it more.
Curious about this website? Read more
About Us here.
Recover-from-grief.com, is not meant to be a "quick fix" or
shortcut through grief and sorrow. That is not advisable or healthy. It's a
place for you to come when you feel the need. Here you will find many comforting
ideas and creative techniques to help you cope and recover from grief loss.
--- Visit often... see what others have added to your grief or memorial pages.
--- Read the stories of grief and sorrow posted by other mourners, so you
won't feel so all alone.
--- Find out if an alarming new symptom you are experiencing is "normal".
--- Pick out a unique and special way to memorialize your lost beloved.
--- Find a strong book or comfort item to help you through the dark times.
As long as you are moving, changing, creating, expressing, doing something;
your grief and sorrow will proceed in a healthy manner.
***By the way, we chose the dove as our site logo because it is the universal symbol for
peace... and that's what we hope to help you eventually find.
Once again, our profound sympathy to you in your
loss. Ready to begin?
We suggest you start with
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with the
- Chinese Proverb