What is the Life Reentry® Model?
The Life Reentry® (LR) Model is a grief therapy practice that provides a supportive social structure to the client who is in the process of shifting from a “waiting room” mindset to one of reentry. It supports individuals in understanding the many layers of their grief and corrects the false misconception that grief is a process of indefinite mourning.
What is the Life Reentry® Practitioner Program?
The Life Reentry® (LR) Practitioner Program
is a course that guides counselors and practitioners in a program that specializes in helping their clients or patients reenter life after loss. It is a comprehensive program that addresses grief and the mechanisms that perpetuate it and can obstruct the path to recovery. Christina Rasmussen — author of Second Firsts — created the Life Reentry® Model in answer to her professional observations over many years working as a grief counselor and after experiencing her own loss.
How the LR Practitioner & Certification Program Works
Over the twelve-week course, Life Reentry® practitioners deepen their understanding of the mental mechanisms that keep their clients from moving forward in life. They learn about exercises and techniques to use in helping others free themselves from The Waiting Room – a stagnant space between loss and new life.
What is the ‘Waiting Room’?
The Life Reentry® Model begins with the individual stuck between two worlds, a place we call The Waiting Room—a psychological space one retreats to after great loss. It is a gap between lives—the life that has been forced into the past, and the new life that has yet to begin.
The Waiting Room is not a physical place, but rather a mindset. It is where the Survivor goes for protection. It’s a holding pattern—safe, comfortable, but inhibitory. It keeps one out of danger, and out of life.
The Life Reentry® Practitioner Program for Organizations
We envision every hospice, hospital, church, law enforcement and bereavement centers offering support groups and individuals in their communities the support they need to start fully living again.
The Life Reentry® Model does not replace old models of grief. Instead, it is the next step in the journey to healing and new life after loss. Loss from death, divorce, job loss, addiction dependence, and so on.
If you are part of an organization, we offer face-to-face training or a 12 week online training course for those that prefer a virtual experience. Please contact us for more information.