Healing Improv

Comedy Improv Grief Workshops - Free of Charge - Helping those stuck in grief over loss of a loved one with Comedy Improv Grief Workshops that help participants to give themselves permission to find laughter and joy again.

www.healing-improv.org - A 501(c)(3) Comedy Improv Grief Workshops Free of Charge to those stuck in grief over loss of a loved one.

Mission: To help people struggling with grief through Comedy Improv Grief Workshops that help participants to give themselves permission to laugh and find joy again after loss of a loved one.

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Losing a Child: Always Andy's Mom: Episode 45: David's Dad

David's birthday is next week. He would have been 21, but he got less than half of that. So, it was good therapy to have an opportunity to spend some time chatting with Marcy, Always Andy's Mom, about our children, our losses, and the similar grief journeys that we travel, in our own individual and unique ways. Her podcasts are a great source of support and understanding for anyone traveling the byways of grief...Thank you Marcy, for all you do, but especially for asking about David. Always Andy's Mom podcasts can be found on podcast platforms everywhere.

andysmom.libsyn.com The words 'grief' and 'improv' are certainly ones that do not naturally seem to go together. When I think of grief, I think of extreme sadness. I might also think of guilt, anger or numerous other negative emotions. Rarely, if ever, would I think about someone laughing. Today's guest, however, says....

Taped a podcast episode with Marcy at Always Andy's Mom the end of last week. I will share when it's available to tune into. Thanks Marcy for sharing yours and Andy's story with us, and listening to ours.

They sacrificed for all of us, let us never forget. #MemorialDay2020

We are all grieving, to some degree, the loss of "normal" life. Please remember, grief comes in WAVES, and is likely to be different, day by day, hour by hour. Be good to yourself. It's okay not to be okay every minute. Just keep moving forward.

This will be an Easter like no other, our country is grieving the loss of "normal" life. Remember hugs of years past, and reach out any way you can. Happy Easter.

It is a difficult time for us all. May memories of past gatherings keep you fulfilled and sustained this Passover. Chag Kasher V'same'ach - (חַג כָּשֵׁר וְשָׂמֵחַ)

Everyone in our society is currently experiencing grief. Grief happens when what we expected would happen, does not. Divorce. Death. Unemployment. Isolation. Disruption of daily routine. All these things bring on grief. We all handle grief differently. Feelings are not wrong or right. No one has a right to tell you how to feel.
Peace, Light, and Laughter to us all.

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9 Reasons It Is Not Crazy To Grieve A Celebrity Death

Loss triggers all kinds of grief reactions...

whatsyourgrief.com Raise your hand if David Bowie's death hit you harder than you expected. Okay, I can't see you; you can't

Step Forward into Peace, Light, and Laughter.

Happy Kwanzaa. Celebrate Family, Community and Culturen with love and happiness.

Merry Christmas, may the glow of the season bring you peace and joy this year.

Hanukkah Sameach! May the light of the holiday remind you of the love you have, past, present and future.

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Family Traditions, Memories, Help Us Reach the New Year - Open to Hope

As the Holiday season draws nearer, for those who have just recently lost loved ones, or for those who continue to move forward years later, I share this piece I wrote a few years ago... The Holidays are love. And love never dies.

opentohope.com I didn’t have a whole lot of experience with grief before my son, David, died 7 years ago. Since then my grief journey has taught me about myself, my family, and that grief is an individual journey we all have to travel at some point in our lives. Of course, the holidays, a time of joy and happine...

Tomorrow Night, Dec 8th

A wonderful event I helped organize for years. If you have lost a child of any age, it is a wonderful event to share love, memories, and simply "Remember those children Gone too soon."

Tomorrow night, Sunday Dec 8

In addition to the local Compassionate Friends World Wide Candle Lighting being held at Gilda's Club GR, DeVos Children's Hospital also holds a candle lighting for Children of any age gone too soon, at the same time as the TCF World Wide Candle Lighting. So Grand Rapids has a lighting on both sides of the river.

For so many who are struggling with grief, finding a reason to give thanks can be a daunting task. Remember the LOVE you have been blessed to hold in your heart, and the HOPE that tomorrow promises. Sometimes the best way to find Thanks, is to Give and share with others in need. Peace, Light, and Laughter to you all this Thanksgiving.

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Autumn | Winter 2019 - Compassionate Friends

Healing Improv's founder Bart has one of his pieces included in the current Autumn/Winter Issue of The Compassionate Friends quarterly publication (page 18). A great organization and resource for families unfortunate enough to be suffering the death of a child of any age.

compassionatefriends.org Use the chapter locator to find out information about chapters in your area. Locate a Chapter by selecting your state and zip code.

In addition to the local Compassionate Friends World Wide Candle Lighting being held at Gilda's Club GR, DeVos Children's Hospital also holds a candle lighting for Children of any age gone too soon, at the same time as the TCF World Wide Candle Lighting. So Grand Rapids has a lighting on both sides of the river.

Thank you to all who have served.

A wonderful event I helped organize for years. If you have lost a child of any age, it is a wonderful event to share love, memories, and simply "Remember those children Gone too soon."

Shana Tova, a sweet and healthy new year to all who celebrate.

Grief has no time frame. Sometimes 18 years ago can feel like yesterday...

Thanks for sharing this Heidi.

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Stephen Colbert Moves Anderson Cooper To Tears With Powerful Words About Grief

This is an incredibly powerful thing for us all to hear, but especially if you have been newly thrust into a grief journey. These are two men who know profound loss. Their perspective of survival is honest, truthful, and so incredibly hopeful.

huffpost.com The "Late Show" host opens up about what it means to suffer and what benefit we get from it.

We are thrilled to share that Bart will be participating in this great event for Crisis Connections this September in Seattle. If you are interested in attending and supporting this great organization you can register here - www.crisisconnections.org/event/connect/

Thanks to Karen for sharing this quote which I had never seen...

Saw this image accompanying an article on a grief site. I have been in this place emotionally. It's natural, and painful, and comforting all at once. Every once in a while, for our own survival, we need to shut out the world and grieve, even if it means just bending over and turning within. Peace, Light, and Laughter.

Holidays can be difficult, but if you focus on the Love, past, present, and future, the emotional fireworks can be held in check. Peace, Light, Laughter, and Happy 4th of July.

Center For Loss

Center For Loss

Nothing can heal the past, but the here and now is always full of glorious possibilities.

When you open your eyes in the morning close them again and whisper to yourself,
“Thank you for the gift of this new day.”

You have been given the blessing of another day of living and loving.
With a clear mind and a willing heart step into the day with fresh eyes managing all the opportunities life has for you.

Life can be difficult, stressful, and unpredictable, right?
We can handle whatever comes our way when we’re not burdened by what happened yesterday or worried about what may happen tomorrow.

Live fully present in the moment beautiful ones.

One breath at a time...

Please do 💕 you are loved.

Whether a Mother who has lost, or you have lost your Mother, this weekend can be so very difficult. Embrace the LOVE and memories to keep you warm and safe this weekend. Peace, Light, and Laughter. Love never dies.

Our Story

With Comedy Improv Grief Workshops we help people struggling with grief find a road forward, and help people give themselves permission to laugh again and find joy.

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