Bereavement & Grief
Grief comes from the loss of someone or something significant in our lives. How it affects us and how we deal with it differs from person to person. There are, however, stages of grief that we can expect to experience as we come to terms with our loss. No two people will go through the stages in the same way and we each need to find healing and acceptance in our own time.
When in the midst of grief or bereavement, it's important to give yourself permission to feel what you need to feel and to express it in whichever way feels right for you: there is no right or wrong way to grieve - only your way.
Grief isn't just about someone you love dying. You might be grieving because you lost a baby through miscarriage or termination. You may have lost a much needed or loved job or business, your home, your health, or even a beloved pet.
At times of intense sadness, it's important to have someone with whom you can share your feelings of pain and sorrow, fear and confusion - or even anger and denial - safe in the knowledge that they will be able to be with you through all of your pain, however overwhelming it may be.