Hello - my name is Hannah Velten. I’m championing an inner way of dealing with grief which can fully heal, and ultimately lead to personal growth and transformation. Our ‘RAISE’ approach empowers the griever and re-establishes the connection with their loved one.  


I say ‘our’ approach, because I’ve been gifted the pathway following my own grief walk - spanning 16 years - beginning when my brother, Christian, went missing in Africa in 2003. It wasn’t until 2018 that he was, finally, able to confirm his death to me. During the latter stages of our journey, we fully healed our loss and rebirthed our sibling bond, through 2-way communication, mainly via guided writing and trance mediumship. Despite never retrieving his physical body, I now know the truth surrounding Christian's disappearance and his death, and have been able to forgive his murderer and all involved in his demise, including the part he himself played. 


We’ve both learnt so many lessons about the nature of death, grief and living peacefully and wholly and we’d like to pass these lessons on to honour the trauma we’ve been through and provide purpose and meaning as we move forwards together. 


Our aim is to show: 

  • an inner way of dealing with grief that totally heals and allows for abundant personal growth afterwards, 

  • loss is an illusion; your bond can be maintained with your loved one after physical death, 

  • an alternative way of thinking about death, grief and what it means to live your life, fully, 

  • there’s a whole support network open to you, as long as you ask for help, 

  • all of us have the ability to heal grief wounds, however deep, messy or old they are, 

  • the death of another is the perfect catalyst for a break up and rebuild of one’s own life. Their death contains a gift, which has to be opened to be truly received.  


Christian and I believe our work will help others, on a personal and societal scale, to see an alternative way of dealing with grief, especially following difficult deaths, such as sudden, premature and traumatic loss. Before I found my way onto the pathway, I suppressed my grief, suffered from Anticipatory Grief and then Prolonged Grief Disorder, so I know how not to grieve. Everywhere we look, our Western world denies, hides and fears death and grievers are left with condolences, memories and pity, rather than being given faith in their own abilities to heal and the truth of their loved ones continued existence.  


Our work centres on: 

  • our current paperback ‘Lost & Found: an 8-pointed pathway to healing and grow after loss’ - which is co-written with Christian, and only available through our website,

  • a proposed book telling our full grief walk story. Storytelling being the key to passing on the main messages of faith, love and truth,

  • a film proposal which tells our story, incorporating indigenous/Eastern grief/funeral rites and traditions, including river burials (which Christian actually had) and ’journey sweats’ (where families grieve and guide their loved one into the light after a 'bad death' - which is essentially what I inadvertently did), 

  • a free-to-join community, called ‘RAISE’*, where grievers can come to learn the fundamentals of our approach - there are many resources on offer, such as messages from Spirit, the 'Emergency Grief Kit' and 'Grief Walk' courses and many articles. At the time of writing, this is all offered at no cost and we expect RAISE to become the main focus of our efforts to heal and transform grief in the world,

  • grief walk workshops/podcasts/talks where grievers/supporters/counsellors could be introduced to the basic ideas, tools and techniques behind our ‘RAISE’ approach, 

  • offering in-person and distance mediumship sessions for specific cases (Hannah's private paid-for work), 

  • AND FINALLY.... tracing Christian’s camera cards which remain in Kita, Mali. These cards were stolen from him and are the only existing proof of our continued communication and they will be coming into my possession when the time’s right ( I don’t know who brings them to me, or how, or when, but I will receive them). This information was passed on to me during the Facebook live films we made, retracing Christian’s last few weeks of life. The film collection is available as a free resource for anyone interested in witnessing Spirit in action and learning about life after death.


For more information on our current offerings, please see: www.hannahvelten.online


Thank you for reading our statement of intent. When I first started this journey my intention was to find Christian, and I did, although not as we'd hoped for, or expected. I've since learnt that setting intentions, and keeping focused on them, brings them into fruition as long as you are open to receiving and releasing control.


Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any comments, questions or ideas about how you many be able to help us on our mission. We are especially looking for someone who believes in us and can be the organisational driving force behind our work (we certainly don't lack the direction or motivation), and, obviously, someone who can help with the camera cards! Our team is out there... could it be you? x 


5 March 2020

* 'RAISE' was Christian's computer password - better to live raised up!

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