Grief arises out of LOVE

Grieving due to the loss (or anticipated loss) of an animal companion can be a very difficult and emotional time. Many people feel alone and unsupported through this. Society doesn't fully recognize the significance of these losses which doesn't help. 

No matter the species, our bond with our animals is unlike that of any other relationship. Losing a beloved animal can be devastating; whether your beloved animal is a dog, cat, rat, rabbit, guinea pig, horse or any other species- loss is loss. It's important that you know that your emotions are normal and natural. 

I understand the heartache of losing a dear animal friend and am trained in providing grief and bereavement support. Grief Support sessions allow you to express your feelings and openly grieve. Support is offered by phone (using audio apps such as FaceTime/Skype/WhatsApp) or email, whichever you prefer. 

Reiki can help provide you with further comfort and healing support, and is available remotely and in person.* 
Losing an animal we love is never easy, but Reiki reminds us that we are truly always connected in our hearts, and nothing will ever change that.

Together we will work towards your healing and moving forward.

How can the loss of an animal companion 
create a pain so immense?

"The death of a pet can be agonizing to a degree where even you (as the bereaved) are asking yourself how it is possible for it to hurt quite so much. Joachim du Bellay was asking himself this very thing circa 1558, three days after the death of his cat:

I cannot speak, or write
Or even think of what
Belaud, my small grey cat,
Meant to me, tiny creature . . .


It causes the sensation that the heart is indeed about to burst, or break, and physical pain extreme and similar enough to an actual heart attack to send one to the emergency room."

Excerpted from The Animal’s Companion by Jacky Colliss Harvey on Our Very Human Grieving of Animal Companions.
Full article available here.

 *In person Reiki is offered in areas ofsouth and central Vancouver Island

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