- HEALING THERAPIES | Have you discovered any healing therapies in your life after loss? Please share what has helped you.
What has helped me is writing. Far from being the echo chamber I feared it has been a great way to explore the facets of grief and challenge the myths imposed by others on us and those we impose on ourselves.
I have learned that as John Lyndon sang “anger is an energy” and I can harness the rage and channel it into constructive ways rather than being afraid or ashamed to feel it.
I have learned what works for me does not always work for others and that’s ok.
I have found that sometimes channelling my grief into action is not a sustainable strategy. It can be exhausting and nudge me from hurricane to whirlpool without warning.
I have learned that I can be useful. My words and actions have meaning.
My words can also be a double edged sword. Reliving those moments to bring others comfort and help them understand our realities of grieving can be re-traumatising,
Sometimes healing is taking a break from it all.