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!
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 curator of The Grief Gallery, specializing in storytelling, meaning making and post-traumatic growth. I believe we are ALL curators after a loved one dies. I designed my Curating Grief framework to help people heal in a creative, accessible way.
Monthly Grief Gathering
Pull up a virtual chair and join grief coach and curator Charlene Lam for The Grief Gallery’s monthly gathering for community connection and creative inspiration. We meet online the last Wednesday of the month at 2pm ET / 7pm UK time.
Next gathering: Wed Aug 30th
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.
HELP WITH GRIEF
WORK WITH ME
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.
GRIEF AND THE HOLIDAYS
Want to feel less isolation and more connection during an upcoming holiday or special event? We'll work together to create a personalized plan for you, from navigating social gatherings to remembering your loved ones, so you feel supported.
Or contact me at hello[at]charlenelam.com
I get more aha's from you than my therapist!
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.
I love this approach as a creative outlet for grief - I'm totally inspired.
MORE OF MY WORK
Speaking and Curating
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.
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 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.
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).
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.