I know firsthand how hard it is to lose someone (or a pet). The world can feel like a very lonely place, dark, dreary, unsafe. Grief can trick us into perceiving life as meaningless.
This video, along with these affirmations, is my way of saying, to whoever is in the midst of grief: Please be patient with yourself. I know it’s hard. Life is still to be lived. Even if it feels like the sun has been stolen from your sky. You woke up this morning. You’re going to be OK. Take one day at a time. Breathe.
I hope this video helps you. If it plants a seed of support and comfort, provides a crack where a sliver of light is able to shine through, then my efforts haven’t been in vain.
I want to thank Paul Denniston at Grief Yoga, for giving me permission to include his fantastic affirmations alongside my own. I stumbled upon his blog, then got in touch with him. He was very supportive of this video being made.
Here’s a little about Paul, (taken from his website: https://griefyoga.com):
“Paul Denniston created Grief Yoga and has taught this practice to over 5000 therapists, counselors and health care professionals around the world and teaches workshops around the US. Paul’s creation of Grief Yoga blends Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Laughter Yoga, and Let Your Yoga Dance into a space of transformation and healing. His intention is combining many different branches of yoga in order to channel and release anger, and allow unresolved grief a compassionate space to breathe and be released to help us connect to the resilient loving warrior within.”
Please check out all of the amazing work Paul does by visiting his website: https://griefyoga.com
The complete list of affirmations used in this video can be found here, on my website.
If you’ve lost someone and are indeed grieving right now, it’s important to know you’re not alone. There’re many resources to help you (like GriefYoga).
If you’re in the UK, I highly recommend getting in touch with Cruse Bereavement Care. I trained with them as a bereavement support worker in 2012. They do a great job. There website is: https://www.cruse.org.uk
If you’re in the US, you might like to look at Mental Health America. Their website is: https://www.mhanational.org/bereavement-and-grief
Remember, it’s a sign of strength to seek support. With over 7.5 billion people on this planet, and around 150,000 people dying in the world every day – every day! – there’s really no need to go through what you’re going through alone. There is help and support out there.
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