Everyone experiences loss; it comes in many forms. In the case of the loss of a loved one, finding your way through the grief can be a lonely and terrible task. A couple of resources that I have found to be helpful include this free publication: http://www.buildfreedom.com/content/books/survive/

and this piece: A Parable of Immortality by Henry Van Dyke

"I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' Gone where? Gone from my sight ... that is all.

She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says, 'There she goes!' there are other eyes watching her coming and their voices ready to take up the glad shouts 'Here she comes!'"

When the time is right, hypnotherapy is a wonderful adjunct to aid in healing from loss, whether it's a loss by death or life's circumstances. Imagine having a safe place to visit and talk with your lost loved one, being able to express any thoughts and feelings you might have, reconnect and embrace, fortify yourself, and finally let go and be able to move on with your life.