After a loss it is not uncommon to hear comments such as;
“I don’t understand why my sister has never cried over mom’s passing…”
“Every time I try to talk to my husband, he just shuts down…”
“I’m very concerned about my daughter; she hasn’t been participating in the things she usually enjoys or connecting with her friends lately”
“I’m concerned about my dad after mom’s passing; all he does is talk about her”
Sometimes, people are not sure of what to do now. Someone is dying or someone has died and they want to do the “right” thing. What is the “right” thing? This is different for everyone.
Everyone’s situation is uniquely theirs. Barbara will never tell you what to do, but will give examples, suggestions, and help you weigh the pros and cons of a potential decision.
She will help you pause for a moment and realize a lot is going on and it is okay to do nothing at the moment, but don’t pause too long because life still goes on around you and decisions need to be made.
For example, what to you say to your children? What terms do you use? Do you take them to the funeral? Do you take them to see someone who is dying? What do you need to watch out for if someone is suicidal after a loss?
These are only a few scenarios that Barbara can help you with. In the end the final decision is yours to be made.
How does this service work?
Make an appointment to meet with family members of all ages to openly ask questions and share concerns
Call 519-637-8458 or email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a time that is convenient for you and your family to come to the office
Special arrangements can be made for Barbara to go to your home where everyone can meet and feel comfortable in a familiar setting.
This is not a counselling session, but is intended to offer support, resources, information
and an opportunity to ask questions.