Welcome to Recovery From Grief!
What is Grief?
Simply defined, Grief is the normal and natural reaction to significant emotional loss of any kind. While we never compare losses, any list would include death and divorce as obvious painful losses. Our list also includes many others; retirement, moving, pet loss, financial and health issues, among them. Some intangible examples of Grief are loss of trust, loss of safety, loss of control, loss of faith, and loss of fertility.
Typical responses associated with Grief can be reduced concentration, a sense of numbness, disrupted sleeping patterns, changed eating habits, and roller coaster of emotional energy.
The range of emotions associated with Grief is as varied as there are people and personalities. There is no list of feelings that would adequately describe one person’s emotions, much less an entire society.
Grief is individual and unique. As every relationship is unique, so are the feelings and thoughts each person will have about the relationship that has been altered by death, divorce, or for other reasons.
Grief is an emotional response to loss; it is not intellectual. Unfortunately, there is much misinformation (myths, intellectual statements) on the topic of Grief that is of no help or emotional value to the Griever. Most common misinformation given: time heals all wounds, grieve alone, be strong, don't feel bad, replace the loss, and keep busy. A few of the comments that are definitely not helpful: "I know how you feel.", "They're in a better place.", "Don't be angry with God.", and "You shouldn't be feeling that way still."
Recovery from loss is achieved by a series of small and correct choices made by the Griever. Sadly, most of us have not been given the necessary information with which to make correct choices in response to loss. The Grief Recovery Method ® provides the information and tools for recovery from Grief.
The Grief Recovery Method ®
- Recovery from loss is achieved by a series of small and correct choices made by the Griever.
- Recovery means feeling better.
- Recovery is finding new meaning for living, without the fear of being hurt again.
- Recovery is being able to enjoy fond memories without having them turn painful.
- Recovery is acknowledging that it is perfectly all right to feel sad from time to time and to talk about those feelings no matter how those around you react.
- Most importantly, recovery means acquiring the skills we should have been taught as a child. These skills allow us to deal with loss directly.
Recovery From Grief LLC offers 1) a GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP program to adults for moving beyond loss and 2) a training program for adults desiring to present the GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP program to others. To learn more, click here.
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