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GRIEF ASSOCIATES

~ Pet Loss & Compassion Fatigue Support ~
Serving all who love pets since 1997.

 
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ALL ABOUT US

Losing a beloved pet or caring for one who is suffering from a terminal illness can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt, isolation, loneliness, and feeling overwhelmed. You might even begin to question your own sanity. In most cases, unresolved grief is a major component in both pet loss and compassion fatigue.

Our programs are offered to all who suffer from the gut-wrenching pain of pet loss or have lost themselves to the devastation of compassion fatigue. We will offer you the tools you need to restore your sense of balance.

 
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PET LOSS

There is no loss as great as that of a beloved one.

Pet Loss and Grief Associates will give you the tools and emotional support you deserve when facing a life threatening diagnosis or the devastation of the loss of a loved one.
Whether you are considering euthanasia, still recovering from an old loss or are somewhere in between, we are here to help you.

 

PET LOSS SERVICES

With You Every Step of the Way

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Underwater Dive
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LECTURES

Continuing education

SUPPORT GROUPS

You are not alone

PHONE SESSIONS

We Are Here For You

VIDEO-CONFERENCING

Feeling heard

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Two Dried Leaves
Bloom
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PRIVATE SUPPORT CONSULTS

Bearing witness

EUTHANASIA & AFTERCARE SUPPORT

Having the support you deserve

COMPASSION FATIGUE EDUCATION

Maintaining your balance

WORKSHOPS

Stepping toward your goals

 

DR. KATHLEEN AYL

Serving Patients Since 1997

Dr. Ayl is a consultant, lecturer, support group facilitator and writer who has been published in Pulse Magazine, the official publication of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, The LA Times, The Seattle Times and The Pet Press. Additionally she lectures at several National and International Veterinary Meetings, as well as various Colleges and Universities.


Dr. Ayl’s teaching circuit, comprised of workshops and a series of lectures, involves coaching veterinarians and their teams on how to recognize their client’s grief, be sensitive to it, and thereby help others through a very painful and difficult time in their lives. She also offers Compassion Fatigue for Veterinary Professionals. She is a frequent guest on various pet related Television and Talk-Radio Show programs; Animals Today Radio, Dog Talk and Cat Chat and she has Authored:

1) The literary award winning book, “When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue in the Veterinary Profession”


2) “Coping With The Loss of Your Pet”

Both available through The American Animal Hospital Association at www.aaha.org

Dr. Ayl holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is a Certified Veterinary Support and Pet Loss Recovery Specialist; a Certified Trauma Support Specialist and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Recovery Specialist. She has dedicated her practice to Pet Loss Support and Compassion Fatigue Support with services in Culver City, Sherman Oaks, Ventura, Santa Barbara, the South Bay, the San Fernando Valley, the Conejo Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley.

Her experience in facilitating Pet Loss Support Groups since 1996, has heightened her awareness of the fact that those who grieve the loss of their beloved pets often do not receive the support that they expect or deserve from their friends and family.

 

AVAILABLE READINGS

By Dr. Kathleen Ayl

 

WHEN HELPING HURTS: COMPASSION FATIGUE IN THE VETERINARY PROFESSION

All you ever wanted to do was help. But before you can truly help your patients and your clients, you need to help yourself and your team. The only book of its kind specific to veterinary practices, When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue in the Veterinary Profession utilizes helpful quizzes, case studies, and worksheets to not only help prevent compassion fatigue before it starts, but also to combat it once it occurs, improving the quality of life of everyone involved.

COPING WITH THE LOSS OF YOUR PET

Help yourself, your clients, friends, and family through a painful time with Coping with the Loss of Your Pet, a caring gesture of support. 
Author, Kathleen Ayl focuses her work on pet loss and has taken a multifaceted approach to the topic in this booklet. Ayl presents the facts about the grieving process and features quotes that show there are others who understand how devastating the loss of a pet can be. It also includes daily affirmations you can use to help get them through the days, weeks and months of grieving.
Coping with the Loss of Your Pet is a quick read, making it easy for you to get through in one sitting. Most will be comforted by the quotes from others who have experienced the same hardship, making this booklet unique among so many on the market.

 

ALISHA

Certified Pet Loss Support Specialist

Alisha specializes in helping children who are experiencing the loss of a beloved pet. She is a fully qualified and Certified Preschool Teacher with many years of experience as well. Alisha provides Children’s Pet Loss Support Groups in various areas.

 

CONTACT ME

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