There is a need for people who are grieving to speak with others who are experiencing a similar loss. A need to know how someone else feels and how they are coping. A need to share your own experience.
A Grief Group is a very healthy way to grieve and work through your loss.
Seems like holidays are the hardest when you’ve lost someone you love. There are so many of us who have lost a spouse, a child, parent or dear friend. It helps to create some kind of ritual to honor your loved one during the holidays. Create new happy traditions for your family and surround yourself with good friends, plus do something special for yourself. After the holidays, consider joining a group with other people who are experiencing similar grief and loss. See how they handle their pain and isolation, sadness, fear, anger and disappointment. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with others in group can be helpful in the healing process. For more information about my Grief & Loss Groupstarting up in January please contact me, Ilissa Banhazl, marriage and family therapist and group facilitator in Glendora, CA at 626-335-0903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org To learn more about grief and loss visit>>> The 5 stages of grief are>>>
Dr. Elisabeth Kübler Ross, a Swiss psychiatrist describes “The 5 Stages of Grief” as how we heal from a loss. We cycle through them out of order, back and forth until we come to terms with our grief. Sometimes we skip some stages, there are no rules. The name of each stage pretty clearly describes what you might be feeling.
2. Anger (can last longer than other stages)
4. Depression (sadness underlies anger)
5. Acceptance (the final stage)
What is important is that you talk about your loss with family and friends, with a counselor, if needed, or a grief support group. Please call or email, if you’d like more info about either of these options.