The Healing Journey

Every person has a story. You never know what someone is going through.

We all benefit by being kind, compassionate and caring with one another.

  Click here             to view Cleveland Clinic's short YouTube video on Empathy.

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The Healing Process

There are many sources of inspiration to draw from. We stand on the shoulders of so many who came before us. The 13th Century Persian poet, Rumi says "The wound is the place where the light enters you."

When my heart was broken many years ago, I heard someone say that the cracks in our shell were the places where the light could shine in. At age 27, I was forced into "psychiatric treatment" at Westborough State Hospital in Massachusetts. At the time I was separated from my four young children. That excruciatingly painful experience many years ago gave me something I could not have found any other way. 

I learned that the "mental health" system could not help me with my grief. It gave me more obstacles to overcome. It also gave me a base of experience from which to help others as peers with lived experience.

As we gather together and walk side by side, sharing life stories with loving care, we build bonds for healing our hearts.

The Grief Recovery Method
The Grief Recovery Institute has been helping grievers since the 1980s.
Presently, it has a far-reaching impact with centers around the world.

In November of 2020, Shanti Vani was trained and certified in the Grief Recovery Method, an evidence-based program for recovery from any kind of grief. 

The Grief Recovery Method is evidence-based through research done at Kent State University.

People who have gone through this program tend to live healthier, happier lives and it positively impacts their family members, too. 

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