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Dealing with a Loss Event Posted By : Tauqeer Hassan

Tue, 07 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400

In our life so many instances come when we feel lost and dejected. At that time we feel helpless and in no position to take things normal as we usually do. Sometimes, even a small event can trigger a major depression, stress or anxiety. What actually seems is not anxiety, stress or depression; it is actually the sequence of behaviors that direct to a mental trauma.

Condolence Letters: Writing A Condolence Letter To An Adult Who Has Lost A Parent Posted By : Melanie Walters

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400

Condolence letters offer comfort and support long after the death of a parent, which can take years to accept. Your condolence letter can be a source of comfort throughout those difficult years. As we grow older, we start to reconcile with the fact that our parents are likely to die before us. Our parents are living longer, which give us more time to come to terms with their death. But when faced with the reality of their death, it is very difficult to overcome emotions of grief and bewilderment. A condolence letter written sincerely can help the bereaved adult child through the difficult times ahead.

The Feelings of Loss and Bereavement Posted By : Jenny Styles

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500

Bereavement refers to people who experience the loss, through death, of a loved one or someone who has importance to them. Bereavement is a normal experience in a sense to each and every one of us since it occurs in the course of our lifetime. The loss is very depressing to some and this could lead into inconsolable grief and oftentimes, a long period of mourning. Nevertheless, bereavement causes the immobilization of psychological symptoms, occasionally, abrupt or cause difficulties in the lives of those people who have lost someone through death.

Writing A Condolence Letter When You Cannot Attend A Memorial Service Posted By : Jenny Styles

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Condolence letters are considered some of the most difficult letters to write and send because of their very sensitive nature. Even so, when someone close to you is dealing with the loss of a loved one, the grief and bereavement, writing and sending a condolence letter is probably one of the most considerate, kind, and thoughtful things you can do.

What Is The Difference Between Healthy Grief And Unhealthy Grief Posted By : Jenny Styles

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500

We all know that it is in one's highest good to grieve the loss of a relationship. Healthy grief releases feelings rather than allowing them to get stuck in the body. Healthy grief allows the griever to heal the loss and move on with life. Yet grief is not always healing. Many of us have known people who were stuck in their grief, seemingly locked into the past and unable to move forward in their lives.

Dealing With Grief And Loss Posted By : Jenny Styles

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500

Have you ever lost someone close to you to death? We go through a grief process that was best described by Elizabeth Kublar-Ross in On Death and Dying. In it she talks about the five stages that people go through---denial and isolation; anger; bargaining; depression and finally acceptance. The dying, as well as those who love them, go through these stages although rarely at the same time and these stages are not predictable.

The Steps Of Recovery For Getting Over The Grief Of A Breakup Posted By : Dan Harken

Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500

When you're getting over a breakup, there are a lot of things you're dealing with. You will have the constant heartache, of course. You'll also probably be alternating between hoping you'll see them, and hoping you never will. In fact, you'll be dealing with all the classic signs of grief; this is perfectly normal. Just as with any other bereavement - after all, you have suffered a loss, and like any other, it needs to run its course - there are a number of stages you'll go through.

When The Memories Come Without Pain Posted By : Elaine Williams

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400

My youngest son was eleven when his father died. For the longest time he would cling to me when we were parting company, giving hugs and more hugs. I know this was his way of working through the loss of his father and I knew that eventually this phase would pass. Many times he would talk about things he and his father and brothers had done and this too seemed to help him move through his grief.

Grief is a Journey, Not a Destination Posted By : Elaine Williams

Fri, 09 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400

There are days you sit in a chair and stare out the window because living seems to take too much energy. Even to think about what to make for dinner is an all-consuming task.

A Widow's Many 'Firsts' Posted By : Elaine Williams

Sat, 03 May 2008 00:00:00 -0400

The left side of the bed where my husband used to sleep remains neatly made, hardly a ripple disturbing the quilted surface. I sleep on the right side each night, where I had slept the twenty-plus years we were together.

Sometimes You Need to Cry Posted By : Elaine Williams

Tue, 29 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400

I recall a period in time, at about 18 months after my husband passed away, that I felt pretty good about myself. I had handled what life had thrown me and come out battered, but mostly okay on the other side.

The Gift Posted By : Angelique Ellerman

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400

This article was written to help those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Death is just another stage in life, one that can be learned from and help each of us to evolve. Know that you are not alone and it will get better with time.

10 Ways To Deal With Grief And Loss Posted By : Tom Parker

Fri, 11 Jan 2008 00:00:00 -0500

Grief is an incredibly agonising human experience but also a natural reaction to loss. In life it is almost inevitable that we will experience grief and loss. Although it is a painful experience, grief is also a process that gives us strength to take on the challenges we face in life.

Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One Posted By : Joletta McKliget

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 00:00:00 -0400

This article is about the steps I proceeded to follow to deal with my mother and her long term illness, then dealing with going through the five stages of grief after she lost her battle with Emphysemia. The thing I really learned from this experience about a loved one being terminally ill, is that I as others not only grieve the anticipation of their death, we grieve for the loss of them in our lives and we grieve for our own mortallity.

A Look at the Psychology of Bereavement Posted By : Linda Torrey

Sun, 17 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Bereavement is the state people experience when someone or something they love tremendously, is taken away. Humans, as varied as we are, experience and react to loss differently. Most of the time, the first reaction is crying while for others it is not.

Dealing with Deaths Posted By : Neil Parnham

Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:00:00 -0400

One of the hardest things that can happen in your life is the death of a person that you love, I myself understand the feeling of what it is like to cope with death, as recently I have lost my 19 month old godson, it was one of the most traumatic times in my life, watching someone whom you have loved since you first saw them slowly slip away from you, not being able to help them, it may be hard to accept that the one you love has died, but with time it will sink in and you will grow to accept the passing of the person.

Learn the Biggest Lesson Grief and Loss Offers Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

The death of a loved one and the grief that follows teach many lessons. Perhaps the most important one is that pain is the sign to take a new road in life. Accepting the new and taking action are crucial learnings from the experience of loss; they are also difficult to embrace. New direction takes many forms in the grief process. Here are five to consider that others have had to deal with in their journey through grief. You too, may well have to deal with one or more of them.

Three Beliefs That Cause Unnecessary Suffering When Mourning Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Your beliefs about death, your loved one, and the world around you explain what grief is like for you and only you right now. Everything you perceive about the present state of your grief and loss is filtered through what you believe to be true. Here are three limiting beliefs frequently embraced by the mourner-often hidden in silence-and causing unnecessary suffering, with an antidote for each.

Why Grief Lingers On and On Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

There are a number of old beliefs that we have learned about grief from the authority figures in our lives that have a major impact on the length of time we grieve and the amount of unnecessary suffering we endure. Here are several things you can control, in addition to questionable beliefs, that tend to prolong and exacerbate the grief process.

What Doesn't Help When Mourning the Death of a Loved One Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Sat, 24 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Much is known about what exacerbates the grief process and prolongs, in some instances intensifies, pain and suffering. Learning what doesn't help when mourning can add immeasurably to the progress of your grief work. And work it is when attempting to manage the many aspects of change brought on by major loss. Here are six key understandings about what not to do when grieving and therefore save the large amount of emotional energy they suck up.

Five Myths Of Grief That Lead To Unnecessary Suffering Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

If you mourn according to myth it means you have adopted false beliefs about grief and how to cope with the loss of a loved one. The solution is clear: obtain information to form beliefs that are true for you and discard old beliefs that were handed down to you when you were young. There are many myths about grief. Here are five of the most common and what you can do to reverse your thinking and reduce the unnecessary suffering they often inflict.

Three Seldom Used But Highly Effective Coping Skills Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

There are three skills you can develop which are not commonly talked about in books on grief that can make a major difference in a positive outcome for your grief work. Try them as you deal with grief regardless of the type of loss you are mourning.

Seven Things You Can Do To Help A Grieving Co-worker Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

The funeral or graveside service is over and someone you work with is back on the job. Is there anything you can you do to help the person in the transition he or she is facing? Here are seven things to consider in supporting someone you work with and help him/her adjust to the loss.

What To Do When Someone Dies And There Was No Time For Goodbyes Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Not infrequently, death occurs and surviving family members and friends do not have the opportunity to say goodbye to the loved one who died. Fatal automobile accidents and heart attacks, hurricanes, murders, and many other unexpected events are the catalysts for much anxiety and deeply felt grief. Here are several ways to deal with the anxiety and guilt.

What Not To Say And What To Say To Someone Who Is Mourning Posted By : Louis LaGrand, Ph.D.

Thu, 15 Mar 2007 00:00:00 -0400

Some people seem to be especially blessed with the ability to be able to connect. Others have a habit of saying the wrong things at the wrong time. The result in terms of mourning is that the mourner is often hurt more, and tends to draw away from certain people at a time when social support is a crucial need. Here is what and what not to say.