A Bereaved Mum

I find it absolutely impossible to describe how it feels. I actually don’t think there are any feeling words that come anywhere near how it really feels. I thought I would try a few words that we all know from the Oxford dictionary. excruciating (intensely painful) unbearable (not able to be endured or tolerated) unimaginableContinue reading “A Bereaved Mum”

Coping with Bereavement at Christmas

Christmas is upon us and sometimes we feel kind of threatened by it. It can sometimes feel like we have to do something and be involved. What if we don’t want to? We could always book a holiday away and make it something completely different to the Christmas we used to have (Covid-19 restrictions considered),Continue reading “Coping with Bereavement at Christmas”

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should youContinue reading “Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler”

Bereavement – What is it?

“Bereavement is the objective situation of having lost someone significant; grief is the emotional response to one’s loss; and mourning denotes the actions and manner of expressing grief, which often reflect the mourning practices of one’s culture” (Stroebe, Stroebe, & Hansson, 1993, p. 5.) Much work has centred on establishing a pattern for grief, andContinue reading “Bereavement – What is it?”