You Are Not Alone
Dealing with the death of a loved one is never easy. Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you're experiencing will never let up.
These are normal reactions to a significant loss. But while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.
Below are a few items that may help. It is by no means meant to be a comprehensive list and a one stop solution but it can be a good starting place. Keep in mind one way to ease the pain is to create a lasting video tribute. Many families find comfort in gathering and selecting photos for the memorial video - it becomes a special time of reminiscing and sharing memories. If you need our services please just let us know.
What is grief ?
Grief is a strong, sometimes overwhelming emotion for people, regardless of whether their sadness stems from the loss of a loved one or from a terminal diagnosis they or someone they love have received.
They might find themselves feeling numb and removed from daily life, unable to carry on with regular duties while saddled with their sense of loss.
No one deals with a lost the same but it is a process.
Helping yourself heal
It’s All about Giving Yourself Permission to Heal
Below are a few practical suggestion points to help you move toward healing.
Realize Your Grief is Unique
Talk about How You Feel
Build a Network of Support
Treasure Your Memories (We can help)
Get Help if You Need It
The grieving process
The process of grieving has been described with five different stages:
D - Denial
A - Anger
B - Bargaining
D - Depression
A - Acceptance
These stages don't only apply to loss as a result of death but may also occur in someone who experience a different life-changing event such as a divorce or loss of a job.
Accepting a loss
Grieving is the process of accepting a loss. As such, grieving is not simply a feeling, or feelings, but a natural process we must go through in the face of loss.
Each loss requires grieving to incorporate the loss into the new reality of your life. The process may take a few hours, or years in the case of a death of beloved one.
Acceptance is the final step in the greiving process but life goes on for the living.
The groups and organizations shown below appear here because they offer assistance regardless of where you live.
• Dougy Center, The, http://www.dougy.org
• Grief Healing, http://www.griefhealing.com
• GriefNet.org, http://www.griefnet.org
• GriefShare, http://www.griefshare.org
• Grieving.com, http://forums.grieving.com
• Hello Grief, http://www.hellogrief.org
You should also search for grief, loss and bereavement support and recovery groups in your local community.