Relationships with our pets are mutually beneficial. They help make us the best versions of ourselves. We keep them safe and healthy. The love is true, the friendship deep, the hilarity endless, the letting go so hard.
When we care for an elderly pet, the grief can start a long time before we actually say our last goodbye. If they have a life threatening diagnosis, we wonder if they are living out their best lives during those last years, months, weeks, or days.
For many of us, our priorities shift to ensure their comfort above all else. Long vacations are put on hold, saying no to invites to make sure we can be home in case anything happens. Navigating anxiety, sadness, guilt, and sorrow can feel overwhelming.Eventually the day each of us dreads will come. You don’t know how to say goodbye. How could you? But you can. You will. Together, we will with this free masterclass.
Claire Chew knows your love. She knows your loss. What she also knows thanks to her experience and training is how to get through the pain to a place where you can remember your animal companion with affection and grace. Claire, a life transitions coach who specializes in helping the humans left behind, has enabled hundreds of pet lovers worldwide to accept their grief and grow from it. Her one-on-one coaching sessions and on-line program help pet owners unpack their upset and understand why the loss of an animal’s unconditional love can trigger feelings in other, unexpected areas of their lives. You can find out more about Claire’s work here.
Having go through the tragic loss of my first pets (a dog and a cat) within a year of each other, I can say that Claire’s loving guidance and guided suggestions helped me through it. Frasier was old, so I had time to prepare, but when Betty, my cat, died at the age of 7, I was broken and inconsolable. I’m so grateful for Claire’s course. It helped me walk through the muddy waters of grief.
—Suzana Palaic | New York—
I knew O’Malley was going to die between 12 and 15 years, just from statistics. And I think in my cells I knew that he was sick when I set up my session. I think I literally said to you: I am going to be a wreck when he dies, and I need to figure out how to be resilient when it happens, or I might not survive it. He was 11 when I first reached out. He died at 12 years and 3 months and your intervention made a HUGE difference. Truly. In fact, the work you and I did helped me to be a more resilient person in LIFE. Surviving the death of my soul dog, the fact that it didn’t actually kill me, was a huge revelation. Thank you.
—Allison Walsh | Missoula, Montana—