Bereavement is described as a process we experience after the death of a loved one.
Grief can be defined as a reaction to a loss of a loved one but can be attributed to any major loss in our lives.
Emotions of Grief:
- It’s important to remember that each of us grieves differently. There is no set time frame or length of time for any of us experiencing the grieving process.
Category of Grief
- Initutive grief : which is the emotional piece that we expressed.
- Instrumental: We focus on other tasks in order to control our grief and limit expressing our emotions.
When the lost we experienced controls daily functioning for extended periods of time.
- lack if interest
- feelings of emptiness
- pre-occupation with the deceased person
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross developed what is known as the 5 stages of grief.
In working with you on processing your grief my goals during the process of therapy are as follows:
- Working together to with you so you gain acceptance of the loss
- Work through the pain and grief
- Teaching you how to adjust to life without the deceased person
- Maintain a connection to the deceased while moving forward in life.