LOSS and BEREAVEMENT
Bereavement describes the sense of loss one can feel when a loved one has passed away. This sense of loss can include a variety of emotions like stress, anger, guilt, frustration and anxiety.
Most individuals grieve when they feel they have lost something, or someone significant in their lives. Although the process is natural and necessary for us to go through, it can often feel unbearable to those experiencing it.
Healthy grieving results in an ability to remember the importance of our loss, but with a new-found sense of peace rather than pain.
No two people grieve in the same way. If the loss was unexpected, this could cause a trauma reaction. Other factors which affect our grief include our upbringing, beliefs, age, relationships, along with our physical and mental health.