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 inhabited after loss. A gap between lives: the life that has been forced into the past due to unprocessed and invisible grief, and the new life that has yet to begin.
You can think of The Waiting Room as a survival coping mechanism with its own language, thoughts, and neural pathways. It begins with honest intentions but becomes a comfortable space where most people never leave. We enter The Waiting Room for healing loss, but we stay to protect ourselves from fear. For an individual to reenter their life a series of changes must occur. This is the process of Life Reentry.