Clinical Pearls Blog
This blog is a guide for acupuncturists who want to bring more integration of body, psyche and heartmind awareness into their work. It is written by Kamala Quale, MSOM, LAc, who has specialized in this work for more than thirty years. For more about Kamala and her work go to the Home page.
Grief is a delicate state where the heart gets laid open. Feelings of loss, despair, shock and anger interplay with gratitude, tenderness, vulnerability, and love. Clients come into our office looking for consolation and company in their journey. They may say they “just want to get through it” or “I don’t have a reason for living.”
The power of grief is the power of opening to the depth of the present moment and feel both its pain and its love and tenderness. Grieving is one of the strongest opportunities to feel the texture and touch of the ground of being that we are. That ground is not only our feelings but also the deep, aware presence of the heartmind at our core, our shen.
In this article we will explore how mindful body awareness of physical symptoms can help patients realize how they distract or protect themselves from grief and how it impacts their physical and emotional health.