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.
Should I Take the
Life Reentry® Practitioner Program?
The Life Reentry Practitioner Program is both extensive and rewarding, and it is important to ensure that the training will be a good fit for your practice. It will benefit those who are prepared to devote time and effort and to immerse themselves in a complex, multimodal approach to life after loss.
You should take the certification program if you have both a strong desire to help others, and to use robust methods that are grounded in neuroscience.
It may take time to absorb a new set of vocabulary and concepts, but once the training is complete, you will be able to understand a philosophy and support model that was developed over years of research and observation and apply new insight to your practice.
The LR Practitioner program is interactive. As you learn, you will be interacting with peers and mentors who are on the same level in the program. The broad range of perspectives will serve to shift and expand your understanding in ways that a textbook cannot.
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.
We will provide you with the tools and support to correct the false misconception that grief is a process of indefinite mourning.
Life Reentry® Class
We are excited to begin this journey with you. We will have one incredible experience for the next six weeks. Your life after loss will no longer be the same. By joining The Life Reentry community, you will have an immediate change….you will never be alone again. This community will be with you 24/7. You will have tools and resources that you never had before.
Life Reentry Practitioner Training
The Life Reentry Model is a grief therapy practice that provides a supportive social structure to the client who is the process of shifting from a “waiting room” mindset to one of re-entry. It supports individuals in understanding the many layers of their grief and corrects the false misconception that grief is a process of indefinite mourning.