It is a proven fact that we can do more than simply survive a profound loss. Follow the 4-stage Grief Spiral to enhancement and transformation.
Loss and grief are experienced by 100% of the world's population, yet most people do not understand how a profound loss can lead to enhancement and transformation. They acknowledge that their world is forever changed, aim toward acceptance of the loss, but do not have the tools to move forward from there. The purpose of The Grief Spiral is to provide those tools. Transformative Bereavement is an expanded theory of grief and loss that has grown in my practice, my personal experience with traumatic loss, and my research from the foundations in the ground-breaking work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Most current approaches to the grief process are based on her work, and most grievers accept the validity of her 5 stages. I discovered that grievers who reach her final stage of Acceptance are still in pain and asking, "Now what?" My theory is the "now what," and Kübler-Ross's theory is the first stage of mine (Loss). Using both a psychological description and more than 100 stories that illustrate the 4-stage process (Loss, Return, Reconnection, Creation), The Grief Spiral presents the process, not as a straight line leading from Point A to Point B, but as a multidimensional spiral.