Welcome to RAISE: Spiritual Grief Healing

Sharing the possibility of healing grief and trauma after death

Welcome to RAISE:

Making The Impossible, Possible

Hosted by siblings, Hannah and Christian (Chris) Velten, this safe community space aims to bring together grievers being called to explore the possibility of spiritual healing after the traumatic death of a loved one (soulmate), so we can find a clear connection to Spirit, bring peace where there is chaos and move forwards in life with renewed trust and faith in the power of love.

It might sound like a tall order when you have stopped dancing/singing, when you feel lost and/or trapped within a cage, but full transformation is possible, whatever the circumstances. You don't have to stay stagnant, burdened and/or wearing 'bereaved' as your identity badge.

RAISE is a meeting point; a sacred space where the physical world meets the non-physical. Love is all you need.


The impact RAISE has had on members: 

"I had been following Hannah online via Instagram for a while, and her journey to find her missing brother Chris through her blog and videos. It was an emotional ride but I 'watched her' making headway and connections..... I watched her start to heal.
I experienced my own deep trauma and subsequent loss in 2019 and then in 2020 we went into lockdown. It was a stressful and isolating time and I had to resort to online support. I needed to be able to talk, to express my grief and to share my feelings. Joining RAISE last year and participating in the monthly 'Go With The Flow' Zoom sessions has been brilliant. Right from the outset I felt a connection to the RAISE Community. I felt nurtured, supported and felt that I could bare my soul and that someone was listening to me. Thank you for providing this space. 🙏 " Hilary, H. (husband in Spirit)

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"RAISE is a safe space to explore things and talk about the more spiritual side of life: to help me connect to that side and explore what this might mean and also to hear from others what it does for them. Hannah creates a warm culture and provides poignant pointers to consider, with gentle nudges to prompt explorative enquiry. She is also so open about her journey and empowers you to go on your own." Helen, D. (parents/friends in Spirit: exploring spirituality)

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"I’ve loved the reassurance and awareness that a more spiritual outlook brings and knowing that there are other things at play in the Universe that are supporting us and providing signs means I feel more connected to myself. My senses are definitely more acute to recognise when things are aligning and when I need to pay attention and listen to subtle happenings." Teresa, A (wishing for renewed direction in life)


My name is Hannah Velten - writer, transformation wayshower, grief guide and Spirit messenger. I've been a writer/author for over 20 years and never in my wildest dreams thought I'd have the other job titles... in fact, I was frightened of anything 'spirit-y'. So, please, if you're feeling nervous, I understand... but, I also know the love and support you find when you gradually (and safely) open yourself to the non-physical world. 

The only reason I embarked on my own "Grief Walk" was because of my brother, Chris - my co-host of RAISE. 

A little background for you: Christian went missing in Mali, Africa, in 2003, when he was 27 years old. He was on a solo expedition following in the footsteps of explorer, Mungo Park and disappeared without a trace, despite numerous searches, and his sudden loss changed everything. It shattered us. But we had hope.

But even hope dissolved as the years went by. It wasn't until 2018 when the truth was eventually revealed. 

By that time, I was spiritually, emotionally, and physically strong enough to learn that he'd been drugged and drowned. Chris, in his spirit form, was the one to tell me, and show me, what had happened to him. 

That obviously sounds so far-fetched that it can't possibly be true, but it is! I always knew that I would find my brother, but I didn't know when or how it would happen. Nor that I would find him in Spirit, rather than in the physical. But... our relationship is stronger than ever. 

Loss is most definitely an illusion. 


In November 2018, Christian and I made a pact... we would work together to heal and transform grief in the world. I never knew why Chris insisted on having 'the world' focus... but with the pandemic of COVID-19 not allowing grievers to follow the 'normal' funeral/grief rites, I can see how well RAISE can step into the vacuum and provide comfort, inspiration and community.

RAISE has taken over two year's of hard work to create. Chris and I will share our story with you: the truths and lessons we've learned, how unconditional love made our connection possible and how we've healed and grown from a place of traumatic loss. 

Brother and sister. Side by side. A bond unbroken by death.

Our role as hosts:

Chris and I will be creating magic* and miracles** within RAISE. Through our sharing, you'll see that it's possible to continue your relationship with your loved one after their physical death and to rebuild yourselves, and your lives, with unconditional love being all you need.

I received this message from Spirit in early April 2020: 

"It's time for new beginnings and a removal of out-dated and emotionally-draining grief beliefs. These beliefs are so deeply engrained - thoughts of loss, abandonment and fear of the unknown and the unseen - that it's very hard for souls who have passed into the 'real' world to connect with their loved ones. This causes a sadness for those on Earth (for sure) but also for those at Home. They know why you cannot see, hear, feel them - because of the grief and fears of what might happen if they open themselves to the possibility of connecting with the 'afterlife'. They may have heard of the incredible healing available to them if they were just to surrender, open and notice... but they are more scared of what others might think - and that is the greatest prison to be in. So what if your family don't believe in an afterlife? They may think you are mad to believe you can still connect to your loved one in 'Heaven', but who will be the one at peace when all the love, understanding, truths and forgiveness can flow freely between the realms? 

If you are feeling called - by signs, by whispers, by objects being found (you will know what we mean if you are a recipient) and by bodily feelings - it's time to reach out to us. 

Don't know how? 

Don't know who you can trust to show you? 

Well, look no further because we are working with Hannah [and Christian] within RAISE to give you all the missing things you need to re-connect... 

ENDS x 💙"


Chris and I will act as the lighthouses - helping to inspire you, empower you and support you, as you move towards your grief and explore it: we'll be there to hold your hand until you find your own inner strength and resilience

We're here to honestly and openly tell you our story. There is no point is hiding anything. I spent far too many years denying grief and searching externally for Chris and the truth, while all the love, clarity and stamina I needed to find my brother, and full healing, were within me. 

We don't want anyone - in both realms - to have unresolved grief festering... when it's totally possible, and essential, to set yourself free. 


RAISE is free to join, with access to: 

  • the RAISE blog (interactive posts)
  • a chance to 'RAISE Your Voice' (tell your story) in conversation with Hannah
  • a weekly 20 mins live film - come and interact with us - (recording available)



As you progress on your healing journey, you can deep-dive with us and our guides and RAISE teachers in a paid-for 'Re-Connection Experience' group retreat. You will find a safe space for directly experiencing a re-connection to your 'dead' and begin the healing process across the realms. These happen throughout the year - both online and in-person.


For those of you who purchased our book - 'The RAISE Pathway' (to be published in 2023) - you can find the library of meditations and tools we've created. The book covers the creative pathway we travelled as we found each othercleansed our grief, rediscovered our skills/gifts and rebirthed together with the purpose of being in service to support others find peace after loss.

Other creations to buy are our award-winning 'Lost & Found' book (available now), RAISE journal and oracle cards (available in 2023): all written to support your healing and transformation.


It's up to you how far you travel with us, and at what speed. It's best to think of transforming grief/loss as a long-term process which requires patience and trust, flowing as life unfolds for you.

* Magic relies on attention and intention. **Miracles occur with a change in thinking.

Your role as members:

Everyone is welcome however long the grief, however old the grief, however new the grief, however embarrassing, 'shameful' or traumatic the background story. It's enough that you've heard us calling and that you've listened and acted on the call to investigate RAISE.

There is no need for equipment, but a journal would be good to record your journey with us, and also bring along something belonging to your loved one - perhaps a piece of jewellery or a watch or a pen - that way they will know you're here! 

There is no substitute for facing loss; RAISE is not a magic wand to banish grief - but, all you need is a commitment and the willingness to listen and to surrender to love.


When something good happens to you, while you're part of RAISE, we'd love you to share this goodness with others by inviting them to join us. This is why we're creating this community. The love between Chris and myself produced the most incredible transformation and we'd love you to experience similar, and disperse the power of love onwards and outwards. This is the only way to affect a global change: encouraging people to think and live in a loving way, rather than a fearful way, about the death/loss of a loved one and how life's traumatic experiences can actually be the catalyst to rebirth into a more aligned and joyous existence.

This is the ultimate goal of RAISE: Unconditional love for yourself, and your loved one in spirit, will bring all the magic and miracles you need to rise out of grief and come back to life. Chris and I didn't go through 18 years of trauma, loss and pain for anything less. 

What can you expect as members?

Within the free main RAISE community, we will post several times a week (when we're not busy creating elsewhere). Content will vary but it might be a thought-provoking message, an idea, a question or poll, a new perspective, a tip, a recommendation, a Spirit message.... the options really are endless. 


You will be able to comment and share your thoughts, tell your stories, say what's worked for you, say what's not worked for you. You can ask us questions. You can connect with other members in your area, or across the globe. You can invite family members, friends or colleagues to also join RAISE. 

At all times, you will be loved, respected and part of this community. And, as such, your voice will be heard.


We can't guarantee this, but it's also perfectly reasonable to expect that those in the non-physical world will try to connect during live events. Please don't join the community expecting this to happen specifically for you, though. 

We want to empower YOU to have your own 2-way communication channel. We will be sharing how Chris and I gradually connected and how you can recognise the signs of your loved one's presence in your lives. If you decide to join us for a 'Re-Connection Experience' that connection will grow stronger, for sure.


If you would like to discuss the possibility of 1-2-1 work with Hannah, book her to speak at your event, buy a paperback copy of Lost & Found: The 8-Pointed Pathway to Healing and Growth After Loss or view the films of Hannah and Chris retracing his final few weeks in Africa, please see Hannah's website for details.

What next?

So, let us support you as you begin to harness the power of love to rise, heal and transform grief/loss. Join us now.

Hannah and Chris

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Important Note: Terms & Conditions for membership into RAISE can be viewed here. In order to join RAISE you agree to these terms & conditions. 

And please remember to download the app once you're in RAISE, so you can keep up with us on your mobile phone. 

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