COMPASSIONATE BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING IN PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN

 

I am a psychotherapist and certified Alexander Technique teacher with extensive experience in bereavement and group counseling. I received my training at the Center for Character Analytic Studies and the Brooklyn Institute of Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and have been in private practice as a therapist for over 20 years. I have offered bereavement group counseling through the Metropolitan Hospice of Greater New York, New York Methodist Hospital, and the Jewish Center for Healing, as well as privately. My desire to work with both individuals and groups coping with grief has come from my own personal experiences of loss and from a long-held professional belief in the value of body-oriented therapeutic work and group environments for finding safe, effective ways to heal.

This site offers a wealth of valuable information on the grieving process, plus more about my practice and the bereavement groups I facilitate. I urge you to look through the material here, and to give me a call or send an e-mail if you are interested in joining a group or meeting with me privately, or if you have any questions at all. My office is conveniently located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and I am available for day and evening appointments. 

 


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SPECIAL UPCOMING WORKSHOP:

THERAPEUATIC YOGA & BEREAVEMENT GROUP

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2017

6:30PM-9:00PM

COST: $75

LED BY JANE DORLESTER, LCSW AND Francesca Zaccheo
 

We will create a safe space for people who have experienced a loss or multiple losses to share
experiences, feelings and thoughts with each other.

There will be time for Verbal Sharing as well as practicing Therapeutic Yoga with guided meditations.
 
When grief is too intense to process, it can be overwhelming to the body. Verbal sharing, therapeutic yoga practice and mudra meditations can help people develop resilience and cope with loss in a contained way.

 

“THE BEST MEMORIAL TO A LOVED ONE IS A FULL AND GROWING LIFE.”
 

 JANE DORLESTER is a body-oriented Psychotherapist and certified Alexander Technique teacher with extensive experience in bereavement and group counseling. Jane has a strong belief in the value of body-oriented therapeutic work and group environments for finding safe, effective ways to heal. She has been in private practice for over 20 years.
 
FRANCESCA ZACCHEO is a certified Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher (RYT-200) with a degree in Constructivist and Holistic Counseling from Associazione Fisher in Rome, Italy; a Master’s in Library Science and Information Studies from UCLA and a B.A. in History from Princeton University.

For Details Call or Write:

Jane Dorlester: 718.788.4991 Jdorlester@gmail.com

Francesca Zaccheo 917.715.5057 Franzac59@gmail.com


 

Guided Meditation

Below is a guided meditation I have put together for anyone who would like to use it. It first helps you find a deeply relaxed and safe space, and then guides you through a connection to your loved one that has passed. Please feel free to use it and email me with any feedback! Background music is from Steven Halpern's "Chakra Suite"