Hi, I’m Emily Rowe, and I help people, when they’re sad, to feel better and begin to feel alive again.
That is a really ambitious statement, especially when it comes to grief. I’ll be straight up with you, you know. I just had another cycle of grief yesterday, where some trapped feelings, that needed to be processed a little more, came up, and it left me feeling very vulnerable again.
I felt like I didn’t have any skin, and my eyeballs were going to fall out of my head, and the only thing I could really do was to fall into a deep sleep, to come back out the other side, after having had a really good cry.
So, this project that I’m undertaking is really ambitious, I’ve been working a really long time in putting this together, and using a lot of my own personal experience of grief, alongside my professional knowledge, that has evolved and developed over time, to come up with a really simple and practical way that somebody who is grieving can begin to process, and start to feel better again.
Now, there are an awful lot of resources out there, and some of them are really fantastic. I do feel that when you are in a state of grief, that often your ability to distinguish between what’s going to work for you, and what isn’t going to work for you, is kind of compromised.
You just want help, and you don’t know whether what somebody is saying, or what book somebody is giving you, or the therapist that you’re seeing, is necessarily the right way. You don’t know how long you’re meant to be grieving for, you don’t know how long you’re meant to be crying inconsolably for. You don’t understand why you can’t get any traction.
These are all totally valid viewpoints, and it’s different for every single person. I kind of struggled a lot in trying to put this together, because I know everybody’s grief is so different, and that is often the point that people make when people want to dissociate from your pain.
So, they say, “Oh, well, everybody processes grief differently,” and at that point, kind of disappear in a cloud of smoke. And that ‘differently’ becomes a place of extreme isolation.
But there are also things about the human condition, there are things about us as people, that are the same. We’re all people. And so, I decided that I was going to work on that commonality, and build a program through that, that was going to create very simple and practical parameters, and explorations, that people could go through, to start to reclaim their lives and get a sense of perspective.
Now, I can’t take pain away. I can help you feel better, and, as I said before, you know, I just had another round of grief hit me hard, yesterday.
It was out of nowhere, and I was just talking to somebody this morning and saying, “You know, if it had been a year or two ago, I might have curled up in the fetal position for a couple of days, trying to get through this hit.”
But that’s not what happened. I actually processed it in a pretty economic, I guess, would be the word, period of time, because I was applying the skills that I am hoping to teach you, to myself, in a way, to understand what was happening to me.
Okay. So, this is just a little introduction video. I just wanted to share with you what the Good Grief Response is all about. I call it the Good Grief Response because, despite the fact that grieving is a really, really painful process, it is also part of the human condition, and there is something inherently good in having to feel any part of the spectrum.
We don’t escape scot-free, and if we do, then that means that we’re just living a life of avoidance.
So, welcome to my channel. If you like what you’re hearing, then, please feel free to subscribe. If you want to make any comments below, please do. I’ll try and respond as best that I can, and I’m sorry that you are currently grieving.
I feel for you. It’s a very painful place. But I also hope that I can help you to start to feel better. Thanks for your time and your attention, and we’ll talk soon.