In our western, fear-based society, there is a lack of acknowledgement around death and loss. Loss can take many forms:
Loss of a loved one through death, divorce or separation
Loss of a beloved pet
Loss of a job or home
Loss of identity or status
Loss of freedom
Loss of health
Grief is a natural, healthy response to loss and, when it is left unacknowledged or denied, suffering occurs.
Emotional Support During the Grieving Process Grief is a process involving several stages that do not necessarily follow a precise order. Dr. Kubler-Ross' theory identifies five main stages: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. Feelings of numbness and disorientation are also common.
I have found that when grief is met with compassion, patience and an open heart, it has the potential to positively transform our lives.
Practical Support During the Grieving Process: Clearing Physical Space If you are experiencing the aftermath of a major loss, not only can it be beneficial to have mental and emotional support, but also support with the 'practical' challenges that may arise. It is natural during this time of grieving to feel overwhelmed with clutter and to face sorting through and letting go of the possessions of a loved one.
I have discovered that there are few resources available for those that have lost a loved one, and need professional help in clearing the home environment. When you are ready to begin this process, I will provide you with gentle step-by-step guidance. Please refer to theDecluttering & Downsizing page for more information.
Chloe Oliver, BA, RPC, MSW Registered Professional Counsellor, Life Transition Coach Call (289) 251 7775 now for your complimentary consultation. Sessions available worldwide via Skype!