companioning others through grief, loss and transition
Holistic Death Care Gathering
January 28th, 2-4:00pm
Community Grief Ceremony
February 18th, 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 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.
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 you are experiencing. I am here to be a companion to you, to witness your story and pain, and to offer insight and holistic support to help you regain vitality and meaning.
I provide support to help families navigate their loss together in meaningful and supportive ways while respecting each individual family member's grief process. Using Way of Council practice and therapeutic group process facilitation, we will create an intentional way for your family to be with one another, and contribute to healing strategies that support the family as a whole.
Some of the most meaningful transformation and healing happens when we are heard, witnessed and held in community. I facilitate community grief ceremonies where people come together to participate in a deep experience of connection and expression of pain, sorrow... and joy! We will re-create the community village experience to meet our grief in the way that we yearn for.
I loved the ceremony yesterday and love the way you held space for all of us ~ for the village. The way you did your work was very beautiful and empowering for everyone present. I'm so grateful to you for this kind of healing; village healing is so needed in our time.
Cathy Hamilton - Therapist Participant of a Community Grief Ceremony
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.
Shauna, you are a true Facilitator. Thank you for your gift of space-holding, your knowledge and experience, your ability to genuinely include everyone in such a graceful and uplifting way... All if it! It was such an honour to be present to this, and each person in the room contributed valuable insights; a sense of community naturally emerged from the evening. Bowing down to these rich times of learning and expansion of our ability to foster the healing ground.
Sally Ross - Fairfield Gonzales Community Association Participant of the Grief Support - Companioning Others with Dignity and Meaning workshop.
I am grateful to live and work on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen-speaking people.
Sacred Grief - Shauna Janz 550-2950 Douglas Street Victoria BC V8T 4N4 (Upper level, above Lifestyles Market) firstname.lastname@example.org