GRIEVING? STRUGGLING AFTER LOSS?

You are not alone.

HELP FOR GRIEF

Feeling weighed down by all the “stuff” that comes with loss?

The physical stuff: Belongings, paperwork, heirlooms, junk, piles to sort through.

The responsibilities: The estate, probate, endless decisions.

The emotional stuff: Regret, resentment, anger, anxiety, guilt, the strained relationships. The sheer exhaustion.

It’s a lot.

And you’re not alone. Not anymore!

 

HELLO

I’m Charlene

I help grieving people to feel more supported, less alone and better-equipped to navigate the practical and emotional aftermath of losing a loved one.

After my mother died suddenly in 2013, I leaned into my creativity and instincts as a curator to guide myself through grief. From there, I decided to help other people with their grief.

I’m a certified grief coach, speaker and founder of The Grief Gallery. I believe we are ALL curators after a loved one dies. My Curating Grief framework is designed to help grieving people like you to heal in a creative, accessible way.

EVENTS

Monthly Grief Gathering

Pull up a virtual chair and join grief coach and curator Charlene Lam for The Grief Gallery’s free monthly gathering for community connection and creative inspiration. We meet on Zoom the last Wednesday of every month at 2pm ET / 7pm UK time.

Next gatherings: Wed Jan 31st and Wed Feb 28th

HELP WITH GRIEF

Grief Resources

New Year Grief

A new year can bring up a lot for grieving people. Here’s how to move forward without leaving our loved ones behind.

Fresh Grief? 5 Things I Want You to Know

Have you recently lost a loved one? Here are 5 things I want you to know, from grief’s “timeline” to getting support.

WORK WITH ME

Grief Coaching

UNPACKING YOUR GRIEF AND LOSSES

Have you made space and time for your grief? Whether your significant loss(es) are months, years or decades ago, you might have unacknowledged or unprocessed grief that’s weighing you down. Let's unpack so you can feel lighter and more equipped to move forward.

CHOOSING WHAT TO KEEP AFTER A LOVED ONE DIES

Struggling with hard choices after the death of a loved one? How do we decide what to keep, and what to let go of? I can help.

CREATING THE MEMORIAL YOU REALLY WANT TO GIVE THEM

Facing a significant date? Whether it's a birthday, the anniversary of a death, or a major holiday, creating a memorial or commissioning artwork can be the best way to remember your person.

Or contact me at hello[at]charlenelam.com

I get more aha's from you than my therapist!

LISA B

Griever

It's felt like an impossible task to try to sort through my mom's belongings. I feel like I have a place to begin this process now and it doesn't feel so terrifying. Thank you.

ANONYMOUS

Griever

I love this approach as a creative outlet for grief - I'm totally inspired.

ANONYMOUS

Griever

MY UNIQUE APPROACH

Curating Grief

Curating Grief After Loss

Curating Grief is the name of my unique approach to grief support. Why "curate" grief? Find out in this video.

MORE OF MY WORK

Speaking and Curating

CURATING

The Grief Gallery

I'm the founder and curator of The Grief Gallery.

As curator of The Grief Gallery, I commission artwork and present exhibitions exploring grief and loss during international design events and festivals, including NYCxDESIGN and the London Design Festival.

Charlene is a thought leader with a fresh, unique voice on how we can hold space for our grief –– and I could not be more grateful for her contributions to the grief, end-of-life and creative industries.

ALICA FORNERET

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PAUSE. GRIEF EDUCATOR AND AUTHOR.

SPEAKING

Grief Talks and Workshops

Key Speaking Topics:
  • Why we’re ALL curators after a loved one dies.
  • The role of art, creativity and storytelling for healthy grieving and post-traumatic growth.
  • How to choose what to keep after a loved one dies.
  • Managing transitions and change.
Charlene was a guest speaker on a Motherless Daughters Community call and wow! -- she delivered so much more than we ever could have imagined! Charlene is creative, innovative, and warm, and her story is instantly relatable. Call participants raved about her visit for days.
HOPE EDELMAN

Bestselling author of Motherless Daughters, founder of Motherless Daughters Community Calls

Charlene is a wonderful speaker! As part of a panel at the Good Grief Festival, she spoke eloquently and movingly about her mother's death, exploring the ways we can intentionally curate our grief and connect with those who have died through objects and places.  Charlene and the other members of the panel were universally praised for their warmth and wisdom.

LESEL DAWSON

Associate Professor at the University of Bristol, Arts and Culture Lead of the Good Grief Festival

CONTACT

  • hello@charlenelam.com

CONNECT

WORK WITH ME

GRIEF COACHING

MEET ME IN LISBON

SPEAKING AND WORKSHOPS

MONTHLY GRIEF GATHERING

Join us for The Grief Gallery's free, supportive grief group gathering the last Wednesday of the month, 2pm ET (7pm UK).

RSVP

CURATING GRIEF PODCAST

GRIEF RESOURCES

Find Grief Resources

Need help with grief? I can help.

Get in touch: Email hello [at] charlenelam.com

Note: Coaching and coaching consultations are not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, or other professional advice by legal, medical or other qualified professionals. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, contact 911 or your local emergency services.

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