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Navigating Grief Holistically: 7 Tips for Healing

Grief is a profound and personal experience that touches each of us in unique ways. As we navigate through the waves of emotions, it’s essential to approach healing holistically, addressing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. Here are seven holistic tips to help you through your grief journey:


1. Mindfulness and Meditation

Practice mindfulness and meditation: Engage in daily mindfulness practices to stay present. Meditation can help calm your mind and provide a space for processing your emotions. Your meditations can consist of visualizing happy or inspirational memories of who you are grieving.

Mindful breathing exercises: Simple breathing techniques can reduce anxiety and help you feel more grounded. These breaking techniques could be as easy as taking 3-5 slow deep breaths at the moment when you start to feel the grief coming to the surface. The amazing thing about the breath is that it is always with you and can be utilized at any time!


2. Move the body

Engage in regular exercise: Physical activity, such as walking, yoga, tai chi, or going to the gym can improve your mood and reduce stress. If any of these activities are not in your daily routine no worries, start off simply adding them into your daily life where you see fit most.

Outdoor activities: Spending time in nature can be so healing and grounding. Activities like hiking or gardening can provide a sense of peace and connection to the world around you. It is important to stay as grounded as possible as grief flows through the body. Physical activity indoor or outdoor helps the energy of grief move through the body creating new energetic patterns within the body. 


3. Healthy Nutrition

Eat nourishing foods: Focus on a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Proper nutrition can support your body and mind during the grieving process giving you the energy needed to process your emotions and continue through your daily activities. 

Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to maintain your overall well-being. You can also tend to the heart and stay hydrated with herbal teas like Rose, Chamomile, and Peppermint. 


4. Creative Expression

Journaling: Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be a powerful way to process grief. Consider keeping a journal or writing letters to your loved one.

Art and music: Engaging in creative activities like painting, drawing, or playing a musical instrument can provide an outlet for your emotions. This would be a good time to maybe start a new creative hobby! Think outside the box!


5. Community and Support

Reach out for support: Connect with friends, family, or support groups who can offer a listening ear and companionship. Sharing your experiences with others who understand can be very comforting and keep you present. Join our Tending to Loss Community Offering and Ritual an event to support the community in navigating through their grief. Learn more here.

Professional counseling: Consider seeing a therapist or counselor who specializes in grief to help you navigate your emotions and develop coping strategies. Our grief-informed clinicians will be honored to support you through this season of your life. To book a free 15-minute consultation click here!


6. Spiritual Practices

Explore spiritual practices: Whether its energy healing, connecting with a healer, prayer, or reading spiritual texts, engaging in spiritual practices can provide comfort and a sense of connection to something greater than yourself. We offer a variety of virtual Energy Healing offerings to support you during your grieving process. Click here to book with us.

Rituals and ceremonies: Creating personal rituals or participating in memorial services can honor your loved one and help you find closure. Like our community grief gathering and ritual happening in August. Click here to learn more about it.


7. Self-Care and Rest

Prioritize self-care: Make time for activities that nurture and comfort you, such as taking baths, getting massages, spending time on hobbies you enjoy, or even binge-watching your favorite show, or a show/movie that your loved one enjoyed watching.

Rest and sleep: Ensure you are getting enough rest. Grief can be exhausting, and your body needs extra care to heal. Naps are encouraged! 


Holistic approaches to grief recognize the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. By incorporating these practices, you can navigate your grief journey with greater understanding, compassion, and love.

Remember that grief comes in waves and everyone’s experience is different. There is no timeline for you to process and move through this tough season of your life so, take your time and take tender care of yourself.

Wishing you peace and healing.

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