From Julia Aziz
Julia Aziz, LCSW-S, CCH, Rev. is a holistic psychotherapist, ordained interfaith minister, and clinical hypnotherapist. She has a private counseling practice in south Austin and has been helping women through big life transitions, anxiety, and grief for over 20 years. She also leads Release & Empower and is a faculty member in the Integral Studies department at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
As many of you know, I used to work as a hospice chaplain, visiting people in their final months, weeks, days, and hours, as well as sitting and praying at the deathbed after a loved one’s passing. I’ve had terrifying experiences as well as profoundly blissful ones, but every single encounter with death has been humbling. There were times I felt the pull of dark energies nearby and times I was floating in bottomless peace. Yet one of the most important insights that came from those families I had the honor to witness and care about was this: much of the fear of death is really a fear of grief.
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