Tag Archives: Grief Healing

Movies Are an Unexpected Grief Healing Tool

More than entertainment, they offer the power to heal

We are all aware that movies can be incredibly powerful, but we rarely consider them to be a grief healing tool. Nevertheless, they often are. I experienced this personally in 2009. In the midst of my deep anguish and feelings … Continue reading

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“If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay.”

- Stephen Levine
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There is always a grief ritual happening somewhere in the [Dagara] tribe; it is always a way for people to not only acknowledge the hurt, but also that something else is being born within the self, because grief is a doorway to healing.”

- Sobonfu Somé
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Our Weekly Tip: Express Your Grief Through Clothing

Modern mourning clothes serve as walking memorials for your loved ones

Our Tip of the Week: Western society used to have strict rules in place for funeral and memorial attire, with Victorian widows wearing elaborate crepe gowns for months, even years, after their husbands’ deaths. But over the past century, it’s rare … Continue reading

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What Is an Estate Organizer, and How Do They Help Families Heal? An Interview with Sarah Hirsch, Part One

An estate organizer talks about respectfully sorting through a loved one's possessions

Today SevenPonds connects with Sarah Hirsch, an estate organizer and genealogist who works with clients on sorting and properly memorializing personal possessions. When a loved one dies, it’s often difficult for families to go through their loved one’s things and decide … Continue reading

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Is Ayahuasca Right for Everyone? An Interview with Dercas Nidra, Part Two

Dercas Nidra explains how people get closure from their sessions

In the second part of this two-part interview (read part one here), SevenPonds spoke with Dercas Nidra (his name has been changed to protect his identity). He is a licensed social worker and yoga instructor from San Francisco who leads … Continue reading

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