Dealing With Grief or Loss? The Respite Helps
CHARLOTTE, NC- Tiffany Kohlstrom is a military vet, who lost her husband three years ago when he died in his sleep in Afghanistan.
"Even though it ended unfavorably, I know that I had true love," said Kohlstrom.
Since her loss, she's turned to The Respite - A Centre For Grief and Hope. She copes by doing healing yoga.
"There are no rules here. You can laugh when you want to laugh. You can cry when you want to cry. If you want to get up and leave.. you can go and you can be quiet if you don't want to talk," said Kohlstrom.
"Healing, a sense of balance, a sense of safety and support," said Mary Powers, a yoga instructor at The Respite.
For those who find the courage to walk through the door, The Respite focuses on healing the mind, body and spirit. So in addition to yoga, they have grief counseling and support groups for people of all ages.
Therapist and co-founder Mandy Eppley says not all clients have dealt with death.
"Any type of change or transition. A job change, a career change, a job loss. When a relationship ends," said Eppley.
Whether rebuilding through grief massage therapy or soul collages, owners say their main goal is to give practical coping skills and and hope.
Prices for a yoga class start at 15 dollars. Counseling services start at 125 dollars.