My many years as a facilitator at The Alcove have had a profound impact on me. It has been a privilege for me to witness the journey of those attempting to navigate the difficult and painful grief journey. I am honored to be trusted with their stories, their feelings, their memories of their loved ones. I am grateful to be a part of The Alcove and what it offers…a safe, confidential, caring place for everyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one to not only receive, but to offer; by simply listening without judgment and with total confidentiality.
My heart to yours.
My experience at the Alcove has given me an opportunity to work with amazing empathetic individuals who posses an organic ability to support vulnerable individuals in the grief process. I feel I have grown personally as well as professionally. It has been an experience I will continually treasure.
I am often asked if I don’t become depressed working with grieving families. My immediate response is that I come away from my adult sessions energized and renewed in my faith in the human spirit. It is amazing to be a part of the love and support that is created from the terrible grief that comes in at the beginning of a session. It is the shared understanding that creates the willingness to reach out to others no matter what the personal crisis may be.
I feel very privileged to be a part of the group that I work with.
Volunteering at The Alcove has helped me deal with grief in my personal life which I have never been very good at. Helping people deal with death is not something I would have ever imagined myself doing but has turned out to be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.