Offerings To Support You and Others

Sometimes we want someone to walk with us

Below you’ll find short descriptions of the offerings I provide to walk with you in your individualized journey with grief and other emotions.

Individualized Rituals

Rituals are rich with meaning and I’d be honored to bring ritual into your journey. We can dedicate spaces and objects to align with your values. Connect with other beings outdoors, independently or with others, and perhaps welcome new awareness into your daily routine.

Memorial Gardens

Let’s memorialize a small outdoor or indoor space with live plants. Connect the garden space to a daily ritual and find presence within the absence. I specialize in accommodating native and near-native species in small areas centered on environmentally conscious practices with direct experience in veganic permaculture design. Considerations to help plant life thrive will be provided as desired. Please review past projects.

Ceremonies and Memorials

Illuminate and honor the special place that an animal had in your life through memorial, ritual, and ceremony. You’ll receive an individualized memorial and ceremony specific to your desires and interests. Optional: A memorial space may include live plants for those interested.

Listening Space

Join me in person to discuss the difficulty in making decisions because of grief and your loss. In our consultations, you’ll receive an individualized mindfulness practice to use in nature, with other animals, or on your own.

Earth, Human, and Animal Advocacy

We’ll discuss your interests and align your advocacy interests with who you want to support whether they are finned, furry, scaled, feathered, two-legged, four-legged, or have roots! If you’re currently participating in advocacy, rescue, and/or care work, I offer support for compassion fatigue and burnout.

Support with Animal Loss for Animals and Humans

Support while experiencing grief helps us move through our day-to-day lives. We’ll discuss ways to engage in self-care that will enable recovery from grief.

Grief is experienced by many and not just humans. We can discuss ways to support animal individuals with their grief.

Another Journey

Is there something else you’re considering that isn’t mentioned here? Please reach out – I may be able to support you!

“It is too common for those who are experiencing the grief of losing an animal companion to experience this grief as disenfranchised, adding significantly to their distress. Having a re-enfranchising experience guiding the process will be validating and healing. Alaina approaches her work with all beings from a place of reverence and respect that is affirming and comforting. Her personalized and meaningful healing strategies will greatly benefit those mourning the loss of their animal companions and those experiencing compassion fatigue and moral injury from their advocacy work.”

Sheryl L. Pierre, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist 
Adjunct Faculty, Institute for Human-Animal Connection, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work; Adjunct Faculty, Anthrozoology Master of Science Program, Canisius College.