While life is a journey so is the process of death. Whether we lose someone abruptly or we have time to prepare for their passing, letting go and creating the next chapter takes time, intention and a shift in our energy field. How do we keep the memories alive, allow for the pain we are experiencing and create space for joy and freedom?
There is truly no right or wrong way to grieve, but healing is an art form. What we do with our pain is a choice as there is a difference between pain and suffering. How do we channel our souls to experience the deeper purpose of death and find meaning and relevance in our loved ones passing?
When a tree dies, it spreads its seeds for new growth. What this tells us is that death is an opportunity for renewal. It is our commitment to ourselves and our self-care that will perpetuate more life.
In this talk, Ilene Smith will share her own personal journey of love, loss and healing. Losing her husband was her biggest fear but she found the strength to move forward and create the life she desired. She not only survived but truly thrived.
Ilene is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner who works to help individuals heal trauma. Ilene holds master’s degrees in exercise physiology and mental health counseling and completed the Trauma Healing Institute’s three-year Somatic Experiencing Practitioner training. Her education and personal experience has led her to deeper healing and greater capacity to help others find their own voice, autonomy, and deeper connection.