companioning others through grief, loss and transition
Upcoming Events for Fall 2017
Holistic Death Care Gathering
Sept 25th, 7-9pm
Grief Support Workshop
Oct. 23rd, 6-9pm
Community Grief Ceremony
Dec 3rd, 2-5pm
Grief is not meant to be done alone. Grief is relational. We need supportive people and affirming responses to help us heal through pain.
I offer grief support, education, and ritual healing facilitation. I am here to companion others through difficult life experiences with a sense of dignity and meaning. I am dedicated to bringing the sacred and the community back to grief healing. To find out more about me and my approach, follow this link.
I offer grief support sessions to help you navigate "living while grieving" and to cultivate meaningful healing strategies that honor your grief and the loss/transition that you are experiencing. I am here to be a companion to your experience, to witness your story and pain, and to offer insight and holistic support to help you regain vitality and meaning.
Some of the most meaningful and effective transformation and healing happens when we are heard, witnessed and held in community. I facilitate Way of Council circles and Support Groups to provide a safe and inclusive way of being with one another and listening to one another to heal through experiences of change, loss and grief.
I facilitate community grief ritual practices where people come together to participate in a deep experience of connection and expression of pain, sorrow and joy - whether personal loss or despair for our world. Grief was never meant to be done alone - we will re-create the community village experience to meet our grief in the way that we yearn for.
I provide education workshops and training to organizations, businesses and communities who would like to better understand how to support others through difficult transitions and loss, and to bring awareness to the spectrum of grief, effective helping skills, and the significance of grief yearnings and resilience in healing with meaning and dignity.
Gratitude is the other hand of grief. To deny either reality is to slip into chronic depression or to live in denial of life's difficult reality. Together they form a prayer that makes tangible the exquisite richness of life in this moment. Life is hard and filled with suffering. Life is also a most precious gift, a reason for continual celebration and appreciation. To everything, as the old prophet said, there is a season. Francis Weller
I am grateful to live, work and experience both grief and joy on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen Nation.
Shauna Janz Consulting 550-2950 Douglas Street Victoria BC V8T 4N4 (Upper level, above Lifestyles Market) email@example.com