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The Life Reentry Institute – Christina Rasmussen

Welcome to the Life Reentry Institute

We are here to correct the false misconception that grief is a process of indefinite mourning. Instead, it is our evolutionary advantage, where every leader, teacher, student, parent, and spouse can impact not only their lives and their families, but the world at large. Grief is not to be seen as a weakness but a strength. A superpower. A DNA upgrade. Welcome to a new frontier. A new era for the grief industry. One that we are proud to bring forth into the 21st century.

Welcome to the Life Reentry Institute

We are here to correct the false misconception that grief is a process of indefinite mourning. Instead, it is our evolutionary advantage, where every leader, teacher, student, parent, and spouse can impact not only their lives and their families, but the world at large. Grief is not to be seen as a weakness but a strength. A superpower. A DNA upgrade. Welcome to a new frontier. A new era for the grief industry. One that we are proud to bring forth into the 21st century.

What is the Life Reentry Model?

The Life Reentry® Model is a brain re-mapping 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 re-entry. It supports individuals after loss in shifting from the heart to the brain. Understanding the invisible side of grief corrects the false misconception that grief is a process of indefinite mourning.

 

Before Life Reentry

Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross defined the grieving process in, On Death and Dying (1969), in what is now the well-known sequence of stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Her model was widely adopted and is frequently used in grief therapy groups. While it provides assistance during the initial phase of grieving, the model is a limited approach to healing because it does little to encourage people to live fully during the process of discovering their new identity after loss. The Life Reentry® Model takes off where Kübler-Ross leaves us, when the grieving, denial and all the anger and emotions have been shared and discussed.

What is the Waiting Room?

The Life Reentry® Model begins with the individual stuck between two worlds. This is 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’s a holding pattern—safe, comfortable, but inhibitory. It keeps one out of danger, and out of life.

 

What Takes Place When One Reenters Life?

For individuals to overcome loss and return to a fulfilling life, a series of changes in thought must occur. They must accept the circumstances of the loss and acknowledge that the event occurred in the past. It is no longer happening. This permits the raw emotions associated with the event to recede into the past. It doesn’t mean there are no longer feelings of grief—only that they recognize that what they feel now is different from what they felt then. When they are grieving now, it is over an event that is no longer occurring. Clearing this mental and emotional space allows for a new vision—the feasible future—to form.

A message from our Founder,
Christina Rasmussen

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