Q: How do I prepare for the passing of a loved one?
A: There are a few things to consider when preparing for the death of a loved one. Are their financial affairs in order and accessible to the person responsible for closing out the estate? Do you know their wishes for a memorial or funeral service? Are you and others emotionally prepared to cope with the loss?
~I guide individuals through a step by step process which is organized and comprehensive. Once a person experiences my programs and methods, they are armed with invaluable tools that provide them with confidence and peace of mind for moving forward.
Q: How do I know that I'm experiencing grief?
A: Grief is the result of conflicting feelings caused by the end of, or change in a familiar pattern of behavior. There are 40+ different events that can trigger grief in one's lifetime.
~Grief can be ambiguous, conflicting and complicated. I use an evidence-based program to start the healing process through completing the relationship one has to the core of losses they have experienced.
Q: If a number of years has passed since a traumatic event, is it still worth getting help for it?
A: Sometimes people that experience trauma also prolong seeking help. It could be that they have incorporated some short-term energy relieving behaviors to cope with and bury the pain. Time alone will never heal wounds of trauma.
~Trauma affects every part of a person. I am committed to assisting you with complete confidentiality, compassion and concern; without judgement, nor criticism.
Girls Leading Africa endeavors to equip and support abused and traumatized teenage mothers and girls that live in Cross River State, Nigeria, with the skills necessary for personal growth and community development. Our goal is to have them return to school, access trauma care services and vocational skills training. We believe that when a girl is educated and empowered, she grows to be a woman who is part of the decision-making processes in her community, changing dynamics." Michelle Thornhill is a member of the U.S. Advisory Board for Girls Leading Africa. Please click the link below to donate to this very worthy cause.