June 3 2019

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, June 3, 2019

Our theme this month is “Grief. Companions Come in Many Forms.” Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., first introduced me to the concept of grief companions. As a spiritual director, the tenets of grief companioning resonated very strongly with me and I quickly shifted to encouraging others to support themselves and their loved ones in this way. Because loss occurs every day in our lives, some big and some small, and because grief is not an illness but the natural reaction to a loss, we all have opportunities to be companions.

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