Markku Siltala – Well-being in Grief

Markku Siltala, Doctor of Theology, Psychotherapist and Priest, is an expert on grief. His special gift is to be present with you and support you when you are suffering through loss, sorrow or death.

Markku guides your well-being in the midst of grief, encouraging you – whether you are an adult, young person or child – to be with your grief in your own unique way. His words bring comfort and confidence, open up hope and new perspectives, and provide you with tools and resources to continue to live meaningfully during this challenging time.

As a theologian and a religious scientist, Markku’s courage and open-mindedness led him to carry out a ThD on those experiencing the loss of a loved one, the first research of its kind in Finland. From analysing the data from over 600 stories, he identified that, in the majority of cases, people experience the deceased through their physical senses. Moreover, he found that not all experiences of the deceased involve grief – some are totally independent of grief. He also found that experiences of the deceased often reduced the fear of death.
Markku’s research and his subsequent book on the subject, “Hän oli siinä” – “He was there” – provide fresh, comforting perspectives on death for anyone experiencing grief, and that the connection with a loved one can continue even after death. The book is an uplifting and easy-to-read package of information on a subtle, rarely talked about, but important and universal topic.

Grief Therapy
What if everything is well in you and you are enough…?
My therapy opens up perspectives on self-acceptance in life-changing situations. You can come to me to discuss things that weigh on your mind, cause sorrow, bring hard challenges, cause conflict or confuse life. I give you a place and space to discuss, on your own terms and in your own language, anything that has taken away your strength or generated negative emotions and sorrow.
As a psychotherapist, my specialty is facing grief. I have a deep understanding of grief and the diverse ways each of us can experience it. In my clinical practice, I support those experiencing loss, death, and grief, provide tools and resources to help during this challenging time, and offer comfort and hope.
With me, you can also discuss your personal experience of the presence of the deceased in an accepting, kind, and supportive environment.
You can come to my reception without a referral, alone or with a spouse or friend; children are welcome too. I also accept occupational health and insurance clients: ask your occupational health care provider or doctor about this.
My experience tells me that even a single conversation can make a profound difference.
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