The Kubler-Ros model, or the five stages of grief, is a series of emotional stages experienced by survivors of a loved one’s death:
- denial – “This can’t be happening to me.”
- anger – “Why is this happening? Who is to blame?”
- bargaining – “Make this not happen, and in return I will…….”
- depression – “I’m too sad to do anything.”
- acceptance – “I’m at peace with what happened.”
There’s millions of on-line products teaching or informing people about a variety of stuff about life, but how to teach about loss??
4 years ago I began my journey of grief over the loss of a 34 year-old relationship, when my marriage broke up and my 3 adult children left home.
2 years ago I grieved over the loss of our family home when I moved to a new home on my own.
2 weeks ago, my darling Dad died at the grand old age of 92.
And everyone keeps asking me how I coped, so I’ve decided to share some insights with you in this video.
Any loss can cause grief, including:
- Divorce or relationship breakup
- Loss of health
- Losing a job
- Loss of financial stability
- A miscarriage
- Death of a much loved pet
- Loss of a cherished dream
- A loved one’s serious illness
- Loss of a friendship
- Loss of safety after a trauma
- Selling the family home
We often think of grief as a strictly emotional process, but grief often involves physical symptoms –
- lowered immunity
- weight loss
- weight gain
- aches and pains
My Gift to YOU is a Simple Audio Self-Healing Meditation to help you
Remember – to help you cope with loss
- Turn to family and friends for support
- Take care of yourself
- Face your feelings
- Write a journal of how your feel or write your loved one a letter
- Don’t let anyone tell you how to feel. Your grief is your own
- Plan ahead for grief “triggers” – birthdays, anniversaries etc
Contact me if you would like to understand how to cope with loss