Learning to Live with Loss
ASHLEY DAVIS BUSH
Although grief is a universal human experience, many of us feel ill-equipped to understand and help our clients work through their deep sense of bereavement. How do we further help them if their grief immobilizes them, retriggering past traumas or overwhelming them with persistent negative emotions? This workshop will provide a comprehensive view of the process of grief in all its forms. We’ll explore ways to:
- Use guided visualization to place the lost relationship in the larger perspective of the client’s life now and in the future
- Create simple rituals, such as journaling, to keep the deceased alive in memory
- Gain understanding of a difficult relationship through writing imagined letters from as well as to the deceased
Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice with over 25 years of experience. She’s the author of 6 self-help books, including Hope and Healing for Transcending Loss.