Grieving

Grieving is a natural process that can take place after any kind of loss. When a loved one dies this can be a very overpowering emotion that has to run its course. There is a whole succession of different feelings that can take some time to go through and it should not be hurried. For some time following the death of someone who was close, most people feel totally stunned, a feeling of disbelief is common, even if the death had been expected, say after a long period of illness. However, this feeling of emotional numbness can help in dealing with the various practical arrangements that have to be made.

To overcome this it can help to visit the chapel of rest, otherwise it is not until the actual funeral that the reality of what has happened finally hits. Although it may be distressing it is important to say good-bye to the ones we love. Guilt is often experienced if a sense of relief is felt when someone has died, particularly after a distressing illness.

The phrase “time is a great healer” is in most cases certainly true. However, the pain of losing a loved one never entirely disappears, nor should it be expected to.

The different stages of grief tend to overlap and can show themselves in various ways. There is no standard way of grieving, as we, being individuals, have our own ways of dealing with all of life’s trials, not least the loss of someone we love.

Grieving

Grieving is a natural process that can take place after any kind of loss. When a loved one dies this can be a very overpowering emotion that has to run its course. There is a whole succession of different feelings that can take some time to go through and it should not be hurried. For some time following the death of someone who was close, most people feel totally stunned, a feeling of disbelief is common, even if the death had been expected, say after a long period of illness. However, this feeling of emotional numbness can help in dealing with the various practical arrangements that have to be made.

To overcome this it can help to visit the chapel of rest, otherwise it is not until the actual funeral that the reality of what has happened finally hits. Although it may be distressing it is important to say good-bye to the ones we love. Guilt is often experienced if a sense of relief is felt when someone has died, particularly after a distressing illness.

The phrase “time is a great healer” is in most cases certainly true. However, the pain of losing a loved one never entirely disappears, nor should it be expected to.

The different stages of grief tend to overlap and can show themselves in various ways. There is no standard way of grieving, as we, being individuals, have our own ways of dealing with all of life’s trials, not least the loss of someone we love.

Grief in
Children and
Adolescents

Generally children do not understand the meaning of death until they are three or four years old. Even in infancy, clearly children grieve and feel great distress.

Children experience the passage of time differently to adults and can therefore appear to overcome grief quite quickly. However, children in their early school years may need reassuring as they often blame themselves for one reason or another.

It is important that the grief of a young person is not overlooked, as they will often not want to burden parents by talking about their feelings.

Grief in
Children and
Adolescents

Generally children do not understand the meaning of death until they are three or four years old. Even in infancy, clearly children grieve and feel great distress.

Children experience the passage of time differently to adults and can therefore appear to overcome grief quite quickly. However, children in their early school years may need reassuring as they often blame themselves for one reason or another.

It is important that the grief of a young person is not overlooked, as they will often not want to burden parents by talking about their feelings.

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