When I went through the certification training to teach the Grief Recovery Method, I had a personal moment of enlightenment. I discovered that living with loss forced me into isolation. And with each successive loss in my life, isolation become more and more my modus operandi, my way of living life.
I thought I was so clever to analyze the patterns of loss and come up with that revelation, until the instructor pointed out that he had written that on the white board for us during the very first day of class. His comment had gone right over my head, until I stumbled across it by accident while doing my homework.
I didn’t come up with that on my own, but I did live it for decades without realizing it. Now I hear people in my groups come to the same clarity of understanding. Isolation is the most common…
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