Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Mourner's Code - Ten Self-Compassion Principles

Ten Self-Compassion Principles:

1.  I have the right to experience my own unique grief.
2.  I have the right to talk about my grief.
3.  I have the right to feel a multitude of emotions.
4.  I have the right to be tolerant of my physical and emotional limits.
5.  I have the right to experience 'griefbursts'.
6.  I have the right to make use of ritual.
7.  I have the right to embrace my spirituality.
8.  I have the right to search for meaning.
9.  I have the right to treasure my memories.
10. I have the right to move toward my grief and heal.

From Dr. Alan Wolfelt's Touchstone Seven - Nurture Yourself (

Why a Grief Retreat?

Why a Grief Retreat? A retreat for adults offered by Licensed Therapists Becky Andrews & Melanie Holt. Designed to be an educational and experiential program for coping with the death of a loved one. (See previous post for details) “While the death of someone loved changes your life forever, repressing or denying the pain will not make it go away, but understanding and expressing your pain will help you heal.” A.D. Wolfelt, PhD Grieving has no time limit. It may be 2 months or 10 years after a loss. All are welcome to join in learning how to adjust and cope with the loss. What to Expect The grief retreats begin on Wednesday evenings, check-in is at 4pm. The program begins at 5:30pm. The program consists of educational segments that help you fully understand the effects of grieving and learning how to cope and adjust to the loss. **There also will be alone time – opportunities to meet with one of our licensed therapists individually each day and experiential group activities. All activities are optional. Casual clothing is acceptable. Each program offers time for participants to share personal stories, and to hear from other’s how they have been affected and to begin development of new coping skills. The retreats conclude following breakfast on Saturday morning. For more information - contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or email: or Melanie at 801.718.9840 or email:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Grief Retreats. St. George, Utah.

Connecting with Your Resiliency Grief Retreats September 25 - 28, 2013 Nurturing Yourself and Healing from a Loss October 23 – 26, 2013 Nurturing Yourself and Healing from a Loss February 2014 (dates to be announced) $1295 Includes: three nights lodging at the beautiful Coral Springs Resort Meals Included: Wednesday Dinner, Thursday breakfast, Thursday Dinner, Friday breakfast, Saturday breakfast Professional Counseling Group and Experiential Sessions *Space is limited. A $200.00 non-refundable deposit is required, 30 days prior to the retreat, to reserve your space. **Special Introductory Offer for Clients of RSI: $995 Led by Licensed Therapists Becky Andrews, LCMHC, FT & Melanie Holt, ACMHC Contact Becky at or Melanie at for further details.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Dietitian and Nutrition Coach, Becky Crowther, Bountiful, Utah

About Becky Crowther RD

Dietitian and Nutrition Coach Becky Crowther, has worked in the Medical Nutrition Therapy and Weight Loss Industry for over 16 years and has a BS in Food, Science, and Nutrition. She has completed two nationally recognized weight management certifications from the prestigious American Dietetic Association and received Life Coach training through Franklin Covey.  

Becky founded her company Healthy Perspectives in 1996. Her nutrition and health philosophy focuses on what we put in our mouths AND what we put in our minds. She believes that good nutritional habits come from not only understanding what good nutrition means, but in understanding the brilliance of the human body and it’s influence on our happiness and well being. Becky understands that real transformation begins when clients learn to work WITH the body instead of against it.

On a personal note, Becky loves people, has a passion for health, and a weakness for good chocolate. You will see her around Farmington driving her 4 kids to and from school, participating and teaching at community events, taking Tae Kwon Do classes, and if there’s time left over, pulling weeds out of her flower beds!

Resilient Solutions, Inc is happy to have Becky a part of our team!  If you would like to schedule an appointment with Becky, contact her at or phone:  801. 682.6664.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Reaching out for help

Action is the antidote to despair. Joan Baez

Professional Counseling: Make sure to find a good counselor who is a 'good match' for you.  If you are in the SLC/Bountiful area you can visit with one of one of our therapists at Resilient Solutions, Inc.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Summer Grief Groups. Bountiful, Utah - Update

Our grief groups will remain open for the summer session ($20/group session). The group schedule is as follows:

Teen Grief Group - Mondays, 11-12 - next group July 8
Dad's Grief Group - Thursdays, 5:30 - 6:45 - next group July 11
Mom's Grief Group - Mondays, 10:30 - 12 - next group July 15
Spouse Grief Group - Tuesdays, 7 - 8:15 - next group July 2
Suicide Grief Group - Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 - next group July 2

All groups are held at Resilient Solutions, Inc., 1355 N. Main, Ste. 1, Bountiful, Utah and led by licensed therapists specializing in grief and loss:  Becky Andrews, LCMHC, FT and Melanie Holt, ACMHC.  For more information - contact Becky at 801.259.3883 or Melanie at 801.718.9840.