As we become more disconnected from the natural world itself and the wild lives unfolding all around us, our connections with our companion animals – our pets – are becoming deeper and more significant than ever before. We feel a closeness and kinship to our pets that we may not even feel to any other human animals in our lives. So when our pet dies, the loss can devastate us. What can we do to survive our loss? Where can we go for support? Who can we talk with for comfort? Is there anything that helps make the grief journey shorter and less painful? Professional animal intuitive Shannon Cutts tackles this intensely tough topic head-on, sharing about her own experiencing navigating crushing pet loss and grief.
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Channy’s Story: A Whole New World
When a big loss is looming, it often gives us tunnel vision. To protect ourselves from unmentionable heartache, we feel tempted to decide in advance how the loss itself will affect us from that moment forward. This is part of what makes working with pets and their people so interesting! Do pets share our dread of pet loss, death and grief? Or do our animals have access to a bigger picture perspective? Channy’s story is the perfect way to answer this question.
How to Grieve Pet Death
Is there a right and a wrong way to grieve after a pet dies? How do you cope with people in your life who are not sympathetic to your grief? What are your options when you feel like your heart will stay raw and lonely forever after you lose a soul pet? Is there a way to grieve and heal even if your grief process includes intense emotions like shame or guilt? Animal communicator Shannon Cutts of Animal Love Languages takes a deep dive into an intensely sensitive and personal topic.
Support Groups for Pet Loss and Grief
Why does it feel so especially hard to cope with the loss of a pet? What makes the grief and loss support and recovery community feel open for human loss but closed for pet loss? If you are suffering through the loss of a soul pet, where can you go to find a support group that will treat you with the true empathy and compassion you need and deserve? Animal communicator Shannon Cutts shares resources to help you make it through after losing a pet.