Community & Resources To Help You Heal
“What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had that flower in your hand? Ah, what then?” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting bereaved parents, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. We go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, in a non-dogmatic way. Affiliate groups welcome everyone regardless of religious (or non-religious) background and allow for open dialog.
For grieving parents and siblings: Please know that you’re not on this road alone. We have also walked this path and share an understanding of the pain you are facing. We are here to help. People may sometimes shun you because they don’t know what to say. Others may not mention your child’s name, fearing it will upset you when it would actually bring you some joy to hear them say that name. Still others may care and have good intentions, but say the wrong thing because they’re not sure what to communicate. Some people may even be so harsh as to ask, “Isn’t it time you were over this?” All of these things come from ignorance, for only those who have walked in our shoes can truly understand what it feels like to lose a child. We have found a way to heal and move forward in a positive manner. Once again, we’re able to experience joy in our lives and are pleased to share our healing path with you.
If you are a bereaved sibling, please also visit the Facebook site of our sister group, Helping Siblings Heal, led by Anna Buckmaster.
The Helping Parents Heal Newsletter
This newsletter is a space that allows us to share our amazing children with stories of validation and spiritual growth. We hope that it will bring some peace and comfort to you and your loved ones. For article submissions or questions, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together, we will help each other heal! -Elizabeth Boisson
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