Grief Weavers LLC is the private grief therapy practice of Maureen F. Walsh NP, FT. Maureen works with children, adults, families, and groups who are grieving the loss of someone or something in their lives.
Grief is a journey that no one ever wishes to embark upon but ironically all of us will travel that journey multiple times in our lives. The grief journey is complicated and unique for everyone. It is not “quick”, and the goal is not to “get over it”; rather grief is something that we make a part of us. As we heal from our grief, we weave it into the tapestry of our life.
Grief is the body’s normal reaction to loss. It encompasses the spectrum of thoughts and feelings including sadness, anger, guilt, confusion, and shock. In our fast-paced world, grief is often not acknowledged thus leaving grievers without a way to express those thoughts and feelings in a healthy, healing manner.
Maureen cannot take away your grief or make you grieve “faster”. However, she can be your companion on your journey, walking with you as you navigate through the tumultuous roadway of your grief. She will help you to understand your unique grief and stay by your side as you begin the process of healing.
In addition to her private practice, Maureen is often invited to schools, community organizations and businesses to respond to a recent death or to give grief awareness trainings. Her curriculum, Lessons of Life and Loss, helps schools begin a peer support bereavement program that teaches healthy grieving skills to students and staff.
Written by Grief Weavers Founder Maureen Walsh
Tuck Meets a Dragonfly
This delightfully illustrated and heartwarming book tells the story of a young turtle named Tuck who is struggling after the death of his Mom. Tuck's best friend, Padraic, embarks on a quest to find the answer to Tuck's questions, "Is there a Turtle Heaven?" and "Is my Mom there?" Padraic seeks the help of Old Naughton, a turtle elder, who in turn asks the help of the dragonflies, Queen Emily and Katarina. Together the group brings the answers Tuck needs to begin his healing.
This uplifting story highlights ways to help grieving children. Suggestions are offered on using the story to broach the topics of grief and loss, "what happens next," and how love and friendship can heal the pain of grief.
I met Maureen over 8 years ago. It was the hardest time in my life. Had just lost my two best friends and loves, my son and then my husband. Maureen was there to listen and guide me through this unimaginable journey. She is a great listener but offers non judgmental advice when she feels it is necessary. Maureen has the ability to treat your loss individually. In helping me to heal, she has also helped me to guide my other children. Maureen is one of the most compassionate and selfless people I have ever met. I have the deepest respect and appreciation for Maureen as a person and as a therapist.