Coping With Stages of Grief
Grief is our response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which there is a deep bond or attachment. Coping with grief effects people emotionally and physically, and can effect each individual consciously or unconsciously. The grieving process can begin with denial, followed by feelings of anger, guilt, vulnerability, emptiness and depression. In the acceptance phase, when an individual comes to terms with their loss, at their own pace, mental changes occur that will allow feelings of attachment again.
Grief Counselling Techniques
At any stage during mourning process an individual can seek grief help or bereavement counselling. Bereavement therapy helps the person come to terms with the loss, which includes encouraging the person to talk about the deceased, distinguishing grief from trauma, dealing with any guilt associated to the loss, and discovering the most appropriate way for them to heal. A grief therapist can help the person copying with loss to properly experience the stages of grief at their own pace and in their own way. This form of psychotherapy can help restore an individual’s quality of life.