Navigating Loss: The Business of Grief

Grief is a natural and normal response to loss that evokes powerful emotions. Sorrow, guilt, physical pain, regret, anger, and emptiness can all come with grief.  These emotions may engulf us, shroud our thinking and lead to despair, through the overwhelm of dealing with the changes that loss can bring.  

Some believe it’s best to bury the intense and wild emotions of grief, and to just ‘get on with life’. In the long term this tends not to be wise; not for the individual, their family or their community.

Keeping our hearts wide open, no matter what the circumstances of our loss are or the emotions of the moment, allows grief to transform, and us along with it.  Aching for relief from the heaviness and heartache of loss to allow a glimmer of hope, doesn't diminish the depth of our grief or how profound our loss is.  It's about allowing change to transform us.

At the Grief Centre we know that with understanding and support, grief can be embraced as a part of life and used to inspire new meaning and purpose.  While this may take time, feeling what needs to be felt along the way is the key.  We invite you to click here, to find stories of life renewed shared by those who have attended our Centre for support. 


When shared and honoured, grief transforms!

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ACKNOWLEDGING TRADITIONAL CONNECTION:  The Grief Centre honours the Indigenous wisdom of Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia and offers compassion for the grief felt over losses to their kin, culture and country.  We acknowledge Noongar people as the Traditional Custodians of the Land on which we work and play. We recognise that sovereignty over this Land was never ceded, and that it always was, and will be Aboriginal Land.  The Centre welcomes collaboration with Aboriginal people and communities that furthers their self-determination and supports the well-being and connection of all.

OUR INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY: The Grief Centre values and includes people of all backgrounds, preferences, and abilities. We are committed to providing the space and opportunity for all who experience heartache to find comfort, care and belonging.

HEALTH NOTICE:  As a compassionate and inclusive community, the Grief Centre warmly welcomes everyone who is living with heartache to access our grief support services, both in person and on-line.  If you are feeling unwell, please stay home, take good care and use our on-line services.ur