Posted: May 26, 2020
Could you please share if you have content specific to grief? My daughter's best friend (13) committed suicide.
The mother is also my best friend. I’m looking for other ways to help them both through the grief process.
Ask BR Holiday Gift Questions: What to Get an Anxious Kid, A Grieving Friend, a Dad Facing Cardiac SurgeryPosted: December 18, 2019
Starting around Thanksgiving, we get a big uptick of questions from people who want to give something that they hope will be helpful and meaningful to someone they care about… in other words, some guided imagery. Here’s an early sampling. Unless told otherwise, we change the names to protect privacy:
Posted: December 11, 2018Tags: grief, belleruth naparstek
Is there any help for profound grief?
Posted: June 25, 2018Categories: Self-Esteem, Grief, General Well-Being, Ask BelleruthTags: grief, belleruth naparstek
I'm wondering what the best cds would be for grief around the loss of health that will not be the same again and how this change affects relationships/work/options, etc.
Posted: March 28, 2017Tags: grief
A therapist dealing with her own major losses, traumatic grief, anger, panic attacks and PTS asks which meditations would be best for her, to complement and fortify the work she is doing in psychotherapy.
I recently lost both parents - my mom after a long illness, and my dad killed himself a few months later.
After an argument with me, he went upstairs and shot himself. I found him. It was a huge trauma, and I have been in great distress ever since.
Posted: March 03, 2017
We got this touching, inspiring note from Kelly, whose husband, died at a very young age - 33 - from a very difficult kind of cancer.
Many new widows would have needed to just stay put and grieve for two to three years – sometimes that’s exactly what is needed and the essence of sound self-care and deep wisdom, to just stay put and heal.
But Kelly had a “call to action” that was the right thing for her, and a great help to others. Check out how she created “Bobby’s Toolbox”, to honor the memory of her carpenter husband and provide help to others. Here is her note:
Posted: January 13, 2017
Belleruth just got this gracious New Year’s note from an old-time guided imagery user.
I'm a longtime fan; in fact, I first heard you on the radio speaking to the City Club of Portland (OR) -- that'll tell you how long ago it was (last century!).
Posted: October 18, 2016Tags: grief, depression
We got this question from someone who attended the awesome Healing Beyond Borders conference.
She’d had an uncomfortable response to a guided imagery experience that I’d introduced to the whole room. Where most everyone had a positive, healing, sometimes deeply moving experience, she “came back” from the altered state cranky, irritable and troubled. She wonders what that was all about and how to deal with it.
Posted: October 14, 2016
We got this note from a grateful veteran. It meant a lot to all of us.
Dear Belleruth and Health Journeys,
Several years ago, I was deployed to Iraq with the Army. During this deployment, I witnessed and experienced many events and circumstances that still stay with me. You could say I’ve been haunted.
Posted: September 16, 2016
My name is Bonnie M. I'm a married, 52-year-old mother of three sons, and I teach elementary school. The past year and a half has been extremely hard on our family. Our oldest son, Maxim, age 26, died of a drug overdose at our home. He was a bright, gifted young man who struggled with bipolar disorder.
Then three months later, my wonderful father passed away of an inoperable cancer in his gut.
Six months later, a very close friend died in a car crash, practically in front of our house. This friend had been an advocate and friend to Maxim and our family during his chaotic and tumultuous teen years, and helped us greatly in our grief when he died.