"We grieve because we love. We do not love without gaining more than we could ever lose."
When the death of a loved one or a life-changing event/loss occurs, we often feel overwhelmed and confused by a powerful mix of emotions. Many of us feel helpless in the midst of the changes and challenges we must face.
The Grief Leaf offers a safe haven for individuals and families during this difficult time, providing support and guidance throughout the Grieving Process.
"Healing comes from letting there be room for grief, for relief, for misery, and for joy." ~Pema Chodron
Healing Is Within Reach
Grief Counseling with Laurie Robbins-Ryan
The Grief Leaf offers a variety of grief support programs to residents of Lake County FL and the surrounding area who are dealing with a major loss, such as the death of a loved one. Clients attend one- on- one or group sessions with Certified Grief Coach, Laurie Robbins-Ryan. A special Childhood Grief Program is offered to children and youth dealing with loss and grief. Educational Presentations and Workshops are available to large groups, businesses, and organizations on various topics related to Grief/Loss.
One on one sessions offer a supportive environment for emotional healing and guidance. Active listening, sharing and reflection provide the foundation for personal goal-setting and building self-worth/appreciation; a central focus of this program.
Common issues and concerns direct the topics of discussion in small group settings as well as the needs of each specific group's members. Additional resources are offered for clients to accommodate individual needs and to incorporate into their personal lives.
Children deal with loss and grief differently than adults. This program can be coordinated along with family members, school administrators and teachers, and/or extracurricular staff members to address specific needs and concerns.
EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS/ SEMINARS
The Grieving Process, Childhood Grief, and Coping with Grief in Today's Culture are among the topic presentations. Available to community organizations and larger groups upon request.
"Honestly, the sessions were much more helpful and insightful than I expected. I felt safe and at ease, and it helped me open up more easily than I normally do.The sessions helped me focus on my priorites and what's really important in life."
"Ms. Robbins-Ryan is using her difficult experiences and personal losses to help others. I am truly impressed and I admire her strength."
The exercises and activities we did in every session really helped me appreciate my life and be grateful for the people and relationships I have. I was thankful to know my feelings of anxiety were "normal".
GRIEF IS NORMAL AND NATURAL.
Learn to give yourself permission to grieve. Accept that the emotions you feel are part of moving forward through the process of grieving.
GRIEF IS UNIQUE TO EACH INDIVIDUAL.
Just like leaves are unique to its tree, your grief is unique to you. Develop self-awareness, and an appreciation of the uniqueness of YOU.
THE VALUE OF GRIEF
Grief can teach us to appreciate our own lives, and present us with ways to honor ourselves and the loved ones we miss. Discover how to live in the Present and incorporate the memories of your loved one into your Present Life. Implement, achieve, and celebrate Life Goals to bring Peace and Fulfillment into your Life.