Grief is the internal thoughts and feelings we have when someone we love dies. Mourning is the outward expression of our grief. We all grieve when someone we love dies. If we are to find comfort, we must also mourn.
What is Companioning?
The companioning model of grief care was developed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, founder of The Center for Loss and Life Transition, Fort Collins, Colorado. Companioning is not a medical treatment model of assessing, analyzing, fixing, or resolving but about providing a space for you to share your feelings in response to your profound loss. Companioning is anchored in respecting and exploring the uniqueness of your loss while allowing you to share your grief and how it impacts you.
Bri’s Lodge grief companions are certified by The Center for Loss and Life Transitions with a minimum of 150 hours of classes and training which are recognized by Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Grief companions are trained to:
- Journey with you in your grief journey.
- Honor your spirit and your loved one’s spirit.
- Be present to your pain.
- Sit in sacred silence while listening with the heart.
- Listen to your story.