Grief and Bereavement

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our soul to dance, they awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon, they stay in our lives for a while, leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same again”

Anonymous

Grief and Bereavement

Grief is the normal reaction we experience following a loss, change and or death. All grief is as individual as a fingerprint and can be complicated, as there are so many factors that impact on a person’s response to loss. 
Support from family and friends can be helpful at this time. However it is common that the impact of a loss is all consuming and overwhelming, Counselling can be helpful at this time.
Understanding and coping with grief

The Grieving process – What to expect
Feeling shocked or experiencing a feeling of numbness following the death of a loved one is normal and a common response to loss. Approximately 4-6 weeks after the death the numbness starts to wear off. It may feel like things are getting worse now.

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Dealing with grief and when to seek help

Although grief can be very painful, most people find that with the support of their family and friends and their own resources, they gradually find ways to learn to live with their loss, and they do not need to seek professional help. 
However, sometimes the circumstances of the death or other personal situations may make your grief particularly acute or complicated.

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