Grief, Loss and Moving Forward

 

Untitled by Program Participant, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 12" x 18", 2014

Untitled by Program Participant, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 12″ x 18″, 2014

 “I want my heart to leap with joy again. I am starting to feel like laughing. Before, I only half  laughed.” Grief, loss and sorrow can explain how one feels after they loose a loved one. After four years of mourning, the words grief, loss and sorrow may not show a wideness of expression anymore. They remain too small, too single focused and too connected to the initial loss. My client is now at a point in her grieving process, four years, to search for new words which will more aptly define and describe her current state of  bereavement. The Bodyscapes Technique offered her an opportunity to use expressive art therapy to search the wideness of language to re-define how she feels today. The self-healing which comes through The Bodyscapes Technique, comes in unexpected ways. On the morning of the session, my client woke with a pain she never had before, a pain in her left foot.

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