Grief is a natural response to loss (often the death of a loved one). It is an internal experience of deep sorrow which affects emotions, behavior, relationships, wellbeing, and connectedness. Significant loss brings intense grief.
Grief can also accompany the loss of a marriage or significant friendship, loss of a career or other major role in life, or loss of health or physical ability.
Some people find that talking is the modality that works best for them. Talk therapy includes processing major and secondary losses in an open, nonjudgmental environment with someone who understands that loss comes in different shapes and sizes. My promise is to be there and walk with you as you grow from your struggles, change your relationship with the pain, and live forward in the way that works for you.
Active, artistic self-expression engages the mind, body and spirit. Art modalities provide children and adults a way to express the myriad of emotions that accompanies grief and loss. Creative outlets also empower and give individuals a sense of control as they tell their story. Art therapy connects the mind, body, and soul, giving space to heal in meaningful ways.
Play is primarily how children communicate and share their stories. Play is also how children begin to understand concepts of loss, including death, separation and control as they begin to find stability and safety. Teens and adults can also use play therapy in their healing journey.
Play includes physical, sensory, art, dress-up, etc.
Canopy Counseling has collaborated with the Grief Center of Southwest Colorado to offer 3 summer grief camps for:
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Trauma includes physical, mental, and emotional responses to an adverse, life-altering external event or series of events that surpass a person’s coping ability. Shock and denial are typical reactions immediately after the traumatic event. Unpredictable thoughts and emotions, strained relationships, flashbacks, and physical symptoms may persist long after the traumatic event. I work with individuals who have or are experiencing trauma using self-compassion techniques that teach tools for reconnecting with themselves and others.