We continued our chat with Dr. Corinne Cherek, Founder of Grace from Grief counselling. Dr. Cherek spoke of her own experience as a grief counselor for survivors of suicide.
Dr. Cherek discussed the complexities of suicide, “When it comes to suicide, it’s complicated because if they’re on medication, a lot of medications had side effects of suicidal ideation… when people are on the brink of suicide, there’s a chance they’ve picked up an energy and entity or or there’s some mental illness that’s developed.” She discussed the difficulty in preventing suicide, and as a therapist it can be very difficult to know when someone is suicidal.
She encourages all of us to journal to help document what is going on in the world around us and help us to go back and draw connections to future events as well.
She recommends reading this book:
In her grief counseling practice, Grace from Grief, she addresses the correlation between grief, loss, trauma, traumatic loss and/or illness, and addiction. She does this with a focus on spiritual recovery, empowering hope, encouraging compassion, and self love in support of personal and spiritual transformation.
Corinne believes that books and media do a great job of helping to explain grief, suicide and death. And can be a great way in helping to cope and heal. She references several books & movies in this episode:
- The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
- The Shack. Directed by Stuart Hazeldine. Performances by Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Avraham Aviv Alush, 2017, Lionsgate
- The Science of Channeling: Why You Should Trust Your Intuition and Embrace the Force That Connects Us All by Helané Wahbeh ND MCR
- Blackbird, Directed by Roger MItchell. Performances by Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslett, Mia Wasikowska, 2020, Screen Media
- The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Dr. Corinne Cherek has a Doctorate in Philosophy, Specializing in Transpersonal Counseling and a Masters Degree in Metaphysics. She also has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She is a Master Board Certified Chaplain and Spiritual Counselor. Learn more how Dr. Cherek helps others in her practice Grace from Grief.