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What is Chameleon's Journey?
Follow along with our Chameleon friend to learn about his journey!
Our Journey begins with Chameleon, who loves changing colors and playing with his friends, especially his best friend!
They have the best time together and go on many adventures, but one day, Chameleon receives news that his best friend has died.
Chameleon is sad, he doesn't want to believe it's true that his best friend is gone.
All of a sudden, Chameleon cannot control his colors anymore...he used to have fun changing colors, but now he isn't able to control them...why is this happening? It is very confusing and scary for Chameleon. He needs to know why this is happening, so he begins a journey to find answers...
Chameleon turns RED and learns it is because he is angry..."but why am I angry?" Chameleon thought...
Chameleon turns BLUE next and learns it is because he is sad...
All of a sudden, Chameleon turns GREEN! Chameleon learns it is because he is jealous..."but why am I jealous?" Chameleon wondered...
Towards the end of his journey, Chameleon turns YELLOW and learns it is because he is happy!
"All my life I've been able to change my color when I want to, but ever since my friend died, I've been turning one color after another without even trying."
"When someone dies, we have lots of difficult and painful feelings. The feelings we have after someone dies are called "grief feelings." Grief can make us feel unhappy and out of control."
Through his journey, Chameleon learned there was absolutely nothing wrong with him, because it's normal to have lots of different feelings when we lose someone we care about. And when he was ready, he was able to see that life is full of joy and sorrow and everything in between and soon became a beautiful happy rainbow Chameleon; it just took time to heal, and in his own way.
~ Excerpts from "Chameleon's Journey,
The Tale of One Little Chameleon's Journey Through Grief"
Stay tuned for dates for our next Chameleon's Journey Camp!
We hope you'll join us...
We understand that the needs of children and teens are unique when going through the grieving process. We help children and teens to understand these complex feelings, but more importantly, help them know they aren't alone by creating fun group settings and camp activities with peers their own age.
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