Ashes 2 Essenz has researched pet bereavement extensively. If you or anyone you know needs counseling services ... just wants to share stories ... or read uplifting blogs, books and articles ... please click on one of the links below.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
This award winning nonprofit, philanthropic organization has highly trained volunteer bereavement counselors.
Pet Loss Grief Support, Rainbow Bridge & Candle Ceremony
The site is comforting, unassuming and compassionate in their approach to grieving pet owners. They offer a chat room, message board, books, poetry and a candle ceremony on Monday evenings.
Self-Healing Expressions - Guiding the Self to Healing, One Lesson at a Time
Another resource which offers a holistic variety of emotional, physical and spiritual healing courses for purchase. It’s downloaded and self-paced.
10 Ways to Help Your Grieving Pet
Noted veterinarian, Dr. Becker, gives thought-provoking tips to help surviving pets deal with their grief.
The Utility of Laughter in Times of Grief - What’s Your Grief
Laughter is one of the best coping mechanisms for grief. This is only one of many insightful, articles, blogs, and advice shared by many on this site. This is one of my favorite sites.
The Challenge of grieving for a pet at work WSJ
Some issues bereaving pet owners face, include these facts: Few employers offer pet bereavement leave and many owners are afraid to ask for time off. Family leave laws do not provide for time off for pet sickness or death. Co-workers often assume pet owners will get over their loss quickly and unwittingly belittle their feelings. [On the other hand, work life] can be therapeutic if friends their sympathize with your loss.
7 Quotes that’ll help you cope
My Pet Remembrance Journal
Author, Enid Traisman M.S.W. This is an organized thoughtful journal that encourages you to personalize it with your thoughts, memories & feelings about your pet comrade. By chronicling remembrances you not only maintain a keepsake and pay homage to them but through this activity you may continue to build the path to self healing.
Healing Circles: Grieving, Healing & Bonding with Our Animal Companions
Author, Joy Davy MS. LPC, NCC, Joy Davy is a licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who’s written a book that we feel is accurately described as “an insightful & compassionate look at the human-animal bond.” She shares many examples of how people use different means, methods & tools to help themselves come to terms with grief.
I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats,
Author, Francesco Marciuliano (writes a comic strip, webcomic & head writer For Emmy Award-winning children’s show See-More’s Playhouse. Cat Lovers this book is for you. It’s a light hearted approach to Healing. If you want to laugh as you ruminate about the humorous quality of cats from a cats perspective, then this book will have ou In joyful tears.
Goodbye My Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Lost A Pet
Author, Gary Kowalski (Author of The Soul of Animals) This book is “Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance Goodbye Friend is a beautiful & comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal”.
Heal Your Heart, Coping With The Loss Of A Pet
Author, Karen Litzinger's Heal Your Heart CD is actually more than an audio book...it is an experiential journey of healing. Lorri A. Green, Ph.D. Psychologist, Author of Saying Good-bye to the Pet You Love.