Debra Alvis – Mindful Grief: Mindfulness Techniques to Address Avoidance and Improve Emotional Regulation in Grief Treatment
For grieving clients, the present moment can be terrifying. Painful and uncomfortable emotions push them to avoid their grief or rush past it without truly feeling it.
But when your clients can’t accept being with their grief in the now, they don’t just “get over it.” Those emotions keep coming back. Each time a little more powerful, a little more painful, and with a little more self-judgement.
Without sitting with their grief, willingly experiencing and processing it, healing can’t begin.
Mindfulness-based interventions give you the tools you need to help clients be with their grief – allowing them to better accept loss, experience their’ feelings without judgement, and transform their perspective so they can discover glimmers of joy amidst the sadness and open themselves to new possibilities, meaning and purpose.
Watch international mindfulness expert and trainer Dr. Debra Alvis as she shares the exercises and techniques she’s found most effective in over 25 years of practice so you can help your grieving clients:
- Summon the courage to sit with grief and overcome avoidance
- Open themselves to uncomfortable and painful emotions
- Recognize and manage the physical symptoms of grief that manifest in the body
- Disempower intrusive thoughts and feelings of self-judgement and blame
PLUS you’ll get scripts and clear instructions on guided meditations making it easy for you to incorporate these strategies into your grief work and use them right away!
Don’t miss this chance to add these valuable tools to your treatment toolbox so you can help clients be present with their grief, fully process it, and rediscover a life worth living!