Dementia - A Different Kind of Grief
June 23, 2015
Hosted by Melody Dawn
Dementia – A Different Kind of Grief Dementia brings about many changes in familiar patterns and behaviors. Dementia can mean uncharacteristic angry outbursts or a complete loss of communication. Those living with dementia may drift in and out of the present moment while obsessively revisiting the past. This means a loss of relationship with who they were and a new relationship with who they’ve become before the final physical loss. Dementia grief is a delicate dance between now and then.
Fifty Shades of Grief
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Grief is a universal experience. It is the normal and natural response to significant loss of any kind. Unfortunately most of what we’ve learned about grief is not normal, natural, healthy or helpful.
There are close to 50 losses that can produce the wide range of emotions we call grief. The list includes death, divorce, moving, loss of career, finances, health, trust, safety, relationships, loss of love and compassion, plus many more.
We all experience loss in our life. When we do people tell us to let go and move on. Not knowing how to let go can result in us hastily moving on but becoming emotionally stuck. This feeling can be the result of unresolved grief and can become a real road block in life. It may prevent us from realizing personal and professional success, health, vitality, and joy.
Tune into Fifty Shades of Grief and let the loving cadence of Melody Dawn’s voice touch your heart as you learn how to process your grief and awaken to your real potential.
Melody Dawn is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, a Certified Professional Life Coach and the mother of two insightful young ladies. She is an intuitive, caring and heart centered coach who is patient, honest and direct. She understands that the willingness and courage to accept change will come to different people, at different times, in different ways.
Her amazing way of conversing will support you in identifying your grief and moving through painful emotions as you begin your recovery process. Using a gentle yet persistent approach she creates the ideal safe place for recovery, self reflection, learning, and growth.
Melody’s loss experiences include a miscarriage, spouse’s depression, father’s diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease followed by Alzheimer’s and his eventual passing, as well as a heart breaking divorce resulting in the loss of relationships with extended family and friends. These life events have taught her how to cultivate moment to moment awareness, patience, acceptance and forgiveness. She has learned how to gracefully let go and accept all life transitions. She will be honored to walk alongside you as you learn to do the same.
Melody is dedicated to providing heart guided wisdom and insight along with practical tools to support you in recovering from grief and restoring vitality. Her voice will touch your heart and take you a notch deeper than you’ve ever been willing to go as she inspires you to awaken to your full potential.