My immediate thought was "That is what grief work is.....Telling Your Story....and listening to the story of others.
Storytelling is the most effective way of communicating who you are as well as connecting to others.
Storytelling puts a death in a family or peer in context who children , teens....all of us.
Storytelling can explain what happened, the impact of loss, and set a path to healing.
Storytelling is a way of understanding ourselves and our family.
I had long ago uncles and grandparents who told stories in E. Texas pine forests.
I remember not the stories but the importance of their being in a chair circle, of listening, of hearing what is now in some ways a lost art.
At Hope & Healing Place our staff and volunteers have many roles.
One role we value highly is as "a gatherer of stories."
Our story library is now moving to video on HHP web, Utube, and more.
Families and individuals will share their grief journey for posting in social media as their way, and our way, of supporting the story of others, of giving encouragement, of saying "This is not easy....You will be OK....You do not do this grief journey alone."
Stay close as we introduce you to the video storytelling by families and individuals who want to share their grief story with you.
What is your story??? We are good listeners at Hope & Healing Place.