Loss and Grief



We rarely ask ourselves what is grief? Grieving is a process in which we all pass when experiencing bereavement. This is a stage of psychological separation from the lost person. Often the feelings we experience are mixed and contradictory. Some people easily accept or deny the loss . Sometimes anger is the dominant sense, it is possible we want to deny what happened or we might wish to take the place of the lost person. Often grief is accompanied by anxiety and depression and the important psychological task is the accept the fact of loss and to find a way to contain the sadness. It is important to remember that whatever feelings we are experiencing all of them are a natural part of the grieving process. When we lose a loved one, grief is what helps us to regain the ability to love. There is no right or wrong way to feel when we mourn.