When You Lose a Beloved Animal

Saying goodbye can feel excruciating. 

If you’ve ever had to say goodbye to a beloved animal, you know the uniquely wrenching sorrow that can follow this kind of loss. And even if you have no personal experience with it, I’ll bet you know and love someone who does. For most people, it can be hard to know what to say or do.

Every kind of loss has unique aspects as well as universal ones. 

And there’s actually great comfort and hope in that fact. No matter what the particular kind of loss, the thing to keep in mind is that anyone who is grieving deeply is vulnerable to feeling misunderstood, isolated, and alone… the total opposite of what anyone wants and needs in times of loss and suffering, right?Jo Werther

Whatever the loss, the path of healing is essentially the same. 

Whether you’re reaching out to another person or being there for yourself, what’s called for is acknowledgement, compassion, and support. And especially when you’re the one in the grip of deep grief, it can surprisingly challenging to be with yourself in ways that help rather than hinder your healing.

In this podcast, I will:

  • Offer powerful words of comfort and hope to anyone who is grieving the loss of a beloved animal.
  • Give you guidelines for moment-to-moment self-care when you’re in the grip of your sorrow.
  • Show you how to apply Acceptance, Deep and Complete to the experience of grief and loss.

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Acceptance, Deep and Complete

Jo Werther

The heart and soul of The New Plan A is Acceptance, Deep and Complete.

Acceptance: we use the word in ordinary language all the time. But in The New Plan A, its meaning is narrowly defined and precisely applied. To accept means only to acknowledge the basic, bare-bones facts about a person, a place, a thing, or a situation, as it is, right now… without interpretation, commentary, judgement, or even preference. That’s the hard part. But with The New Plan A, you can learn how to do it.

Why learn to practice Acceptance, Deep and Complete?

If you’re feeling devastated, wrecked, destroyed, or emotionally immobilized, The New Plan A is your ticket out of that hell and onto the path that leads to your new and good life. And Acceptance, Deep and Complete is the shortest distance between where you are right now and everywhere you’d rather be.

In this podcast episode, I introduce The New Plan A and teach you a simple acceptance practice called “Be A Balloon.” This simple practice has the power to ease your suffering in the worst moments as well as to enhance your best ones.  Prepare to be a little amazed! Enjoy.

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