This is Holly. She chose to heal after loosing her daughter Jacqueline to illness. You can imagine Holly and her family went through a period of time that was tragic.
My name is Barbara J Hopkinson of A Butterfly’s Journey To a New Normal. We help individuals and families struggling with grief to find a new normal after experiencing loss of a child or other traumatic loss.
The fact that you are experiencing something that you never thought would happen is exactly why it is normal to feel like Holly was feeling and this is why we suggest using music to help you heal.
When you listen to music after the loss of a loved one, it can have various initial effects, but they are mostly all healing in the long term. We have many songs in the music section of our free online Resource Center, that relate to loss, including heartfelt lyrics, beautiful instrumentals and classics.
We suggest adding quiet time to your daily schedule to listen to some of your favorite music. You can even listen while you are in the car.
Some suggestions on getting started:
• Think about some of the songs that have touched you, especially since
you lost your loved one, make a list.
• Check out the ABJ Resource Center Music tab at AButterflysJourney.org
where there are links to the songs I’ve collected. Let us know about your
favorites too by contacting us.
• Download any favorite music through iTunes or Amazon and make a
special playlist, ready for when you feel like listening to that music type. Music can be a powerful tool. It was for Holly as she chose to heal.
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