The Institute for Grief Massage℠
RESOURCES FOR EMPOWERMENT AND HEALING
This is an important time for Grief Massage and other physical comfort-for-grief resources. With the recent events at The Boston Marathon, the devastating explosion in Texas at a fertilizer plant and many other large scale tragedies, people everywhere are asking how they can comfort themselves and others. Grief is a journey and I believe a good first step is physical comfort.
Feeling safe and comforted on a physical level provides a secure base for venturing into the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the grief journey. I believe that Grief Massage and physical comfort speaks to us on a primal, largely unconscious level. Imagine how you nurture an infant to let them know that they are safe. Now, imagine giving that type of comfort to a shattered and grieving person. It is very powerful.
As the survivor of two traumatic losses (my beautiful and deeply loved brother Chris died from drunk driving in December 2005 and my profoundly troubled mother committed suicide on Mother's Day 2009) I can humbly say that I have walked this path. I know firsthand and very deeply in my bones that the first year of grief (especially on anniversaries, birthdays and other "trigger days") absolutely REQUIRES nurturing physical comfort and support.
Grief Massage can play a valuable role throughout many years of the healing process, but I have found the first year of grief to be especially important. My unique perspective as both a survivior of sudden and traumatic loss & one of the very first massage therapists to specialize in Grief Massage allows me to offer advice and wisdom on how massage therapy helps grief. I am honored to share these resources with you.
Whether you are grieving yourself or you are a healing professional seeking resources for your clients, I am here to support you. The Institute for Grief Massage is here to empower you. Trainings on Grief Massage for massage therapists are currently our greatest offerings. The next workshop will be August 2, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
See the Grief Massage Training page for more info. Online trainings are in development and will be available soon. Pre-register for either in-person or online workshops by emailing me: firstname.lastname@example.org.Please allow until the end of May for this site to be fully functional. In the meantime...
Please call 980-230-4967 if you need information about The Institute for Grief Massage, Grief Massage, or any of our programs- if you are writing an article or blog post about Grief Massage, please contact me and I will gladly provide helpful info and statistics from my research. I am available for media interviews and speaking engagements, please contact me for more information.
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Aimee Joy Taylor
Founder, The Institute for Grief Massage
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