Finding Clarity and Peace After Grief!

This article shares insight on what the stages of grief are and how to get bereavement support during these difficult times.

So many people are going through difficult struggles right now, whether it be a personal loss or one of the many tough situations we are facing in the world.

There are the general stages of grief that occur, some feelings can be more intense than others.

Typically there are 7 stages:

  • Denial not believing that the loss has happened.

  • Emotional release , when the loss is realized it may bring intense overwhelmed emotions.

  • Anger, you may feel powerless and unfairly deprived. Resentment towards the person, or even God for being unfair.

  • Depression, you don't want to eat, sleep, be awake, go out, talk, laugh, smile or cry.

  • Remorse, I wish we never done this or said that.

  • Acceptance, It is what it is, we all have to die someday. They are in a better place.

  • Hope...Life is for living, its time to make the most of my life.

If you have attended a funeral during this pandemic, you will understand the harsh reality of Covid Restrictions.

Limited amount of family has access to being present at the ceremony.

Those who can't attend in person are offered a zoom viewing.

No nine night. No wake. No large gathering to share stories and let of steam.

You are not able to comfort your loved ones in the usual way, and this may cause a delayed reaction to your grieving process.

My advice is only to return to work when you are mentally and emotionally ready.

When you do return to work, be kind to yourself and do not overwork.

You do not need to prove to anyone that you are ok you should do what you can... no more, no less.

Your health and well being is so important, so if you feel that you are burning out... slow down and ask for help!

Take one day at a time to get through your grief, try not to dwell on the pain as it is so easy to lose yourself in a spiral of loss.

Try to spend time with people who uplift you when they offer a listening ear and people who are a positive influence.

Contact family, friends or organizations that can offer emotional and practical support.

Here is the link to my colleague and fellow bloggers story on grief following her loosing her dearest mother 😢❤

Thank you for sharing your truth x

This service linked below can offer bereavement support, I have heard great feedback about them.

Cruse Bereavement Care is a national charity that exists to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. It aims to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

I usually use self-help tools for mindfulness, so here is a link for meditation for dealing with grief by Jason Stephenson.

I love his work and hope you do too!