Sunday, September 17, 2023

Understanding and Managing Grief, September 3 - September 16, 2023

Best selections from Grief Healing's X stream this week:

When a loved one dies, “things” are no longer “just things.” In everyday life, the shoes someone leaves in the middle of the room can be an ongoing nuisance. But when the person who wore them dies, those shoes left behind can become sacred. The act of moving them represents a new challenge. Picking them up acknowledges the reality that they will not be left there again.  Why You Should Resist Taking Care of "Things" for those Grieving « Nancy Berns

Losing a loved one is never easy and we all deal with grief in our own ways. However, teens can have an even harder time navigating their emotions during grief because teen years are already tumultuous and fraught with change that can cause stress and anxiety. How to Help A Teen Cope with A Peer's Death by Suicide « AfterTalk

Grief can manifest in the body as tension, tightness, and emotional distress, and yoga poses can provide relief and a holistic approach to healing. Here’s how yoga poses can assist in releasing grief. Release, breathe, heal: How yoga can help you cope with grief « The Daily Star

If this is your first encounter with someone in mourning, you are wise to do some reading about the grief experience, and to let go of some of the harmful myths you may have heard about grief and healing. Don’t assume that the person who seems to be experiencing little pain or sorrow is “doing well” with grief. In Grief: Supporting Someone Soon After A Death « Grief Healing

On this day our entire nation is called to remember the anniversary of September 11th. For many Americans the feelings of grief associated with this event may seem as new and as raw as they did when these terrorist attacks first happened in 2001. September 11: Coping with Aftershocks « Grief Healing

For mental health and well-being, it’s important that we acknowledge and grieve our losses. Society does not allow certain types of loss to be acknowledged or grieved. Grief from a loss that is not acknowledged is called “disenfranchised grief.” Disenfranchised Grief and Being Childless Not By Choice « Psychology Today

I think one of the hardest things about grief is the pressure we put on ourselves to hurry up, get past the pain we're feeling and "go on". We barely give ourselves time to realize what has happened and react to it before we're wondering how long it wil last and when it will get better. In Grief: How Can I Go On? « Grief Healing

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