When it comes to grief, most of us immediately think of The Five Stages of Grief presented by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her book, On Death and Dying: 1. Denial and Isolation, 2. Anger, 3. Bargaining, 4. Depression, and 5. Acceptance. What isn’t well-known is that this grief model applies to people with a terminal illness - THEY are dying.
For those who are experiencing grief in their lives and who are not dying, we must add anxiety to the grief process. Claire Bidwell Smith does an amazing job of explaining the role of anxiety as it relates to grief in her book, ANXIETY, The Missing Stage of Grief.
We are learning a lot from Ms. Smith, and her book brought up a memory for Ada that helped her realize JUST YESTERDAY her experience with anxiety as it relates to moving in her childhood – which was definitely a SIGNIFICANT LOSS to her.
It was the night before our big move from Seattle, WA to Grand Junction, CO. I was crying – wailing –...
The first week of October will bring two new offerings to our Academy for Personal Development! We are excited! Both of these classes will be held at 216 North Avenue, Suite 1, in Grand Junction, CO.
Beginning Tuesday, October 1st, from Noon to 1:15PM, our Clear Communication BASICS Class will begin. This is an 8-week course teaching effective communication tools that are easy to start using immediately. Tuition is $80 (paid on October 1st) – advanced registration is not necessary.
Like our Clear Communication Weekly Training and Practice Group we conduct each Tuesday evening, the new BASICS Class uses Nonviolent Communication as its base and utilizes other modalities to enhance learning integration.
The new BASICS Class will serve as an introduction to the model and provide lots of opportunities to learn practical ways to incorporate it into your daily relationships – with yourself and others! You will also receive a certificate of completion at the end of the 8-weeks...