As Mitch Album says in Tuesdays with Morrie, “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” Grief is a natural response to loss and assists us in finding new connections with our loved ones. Lisa offers a safe and supportive environment, allowing the healing process to take place as an individual mourns and transforms the death of a loved one. She presents tools for “conscious grieving” that assist the process and affirm the meaning of the loss.
Many people find that our society’s impatience with death and loss leaves them stranded in their grief. Even well-meaning friends can offer advice that diminishes the griever’s confidence in expressing their sadness. Lisa’s experience with and commitment to the process of grieving has helped many recover an emotional connection with their loved one that breathes life into their broken heart. With hard work, patience and trust, individuals are able to embrace the hope offered in Rita Mae Brown’s words,
“I still miss those who are no longer with me, but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.”
Bereavement support is non-denominational and available privately or through educational programs and support groups. By establishing a safe environment, Lisa brings both sensitivity and knowledge to this deeply personal part of the human experience.
A skilled presenter, Lisa is also available to provide Continuing Education for those who help the bereaved. She offers tangible and inspirational examples of the many sides of grief, while explaining current Grief Theory. The Dual Process Model, for example, highlights the unexpected and painful rhythms of grieving and offers a way to respect and mange them. Her audiences include community and religious groups, Spiritual Directors, Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, National Association of Catholic Chaplains, and Association of Professional Chaplains.
Lisa's Interview with Dave Barnas, Owner of True Health Unlimited