GRIEF
& LOSS

The Five Stages of Grief

Denial: “This can’t be happening to me.”

Anger: “Why is this happening to me? Who is to blame?”

Bargaining: “I will do anything to change this.”

Depression: “I’m too sad to do anything.”

Acceptance: “I’m at peace with what happened.”

 I can help you make sense of the feelings you experience after a painful loss.  

We experience different kinds of loss in our lifetime . . .

Grief is a natural part of the healing process.  When hard situations confront us, we need to learn how to face and grieve our losses.  Healing takes time.  

Grieving is the outward expression of our loss and is likely to be expressed physically, emotionally, and psychologically, whether it be through tears, pain, or anger.   Unfortunately, loss is an inevitable part of life.

It is important to understand that the grief process is not linear, but is more often experienced in cycles.  The length of the grief process is different for everyone and should not be rushed.  When we lose an important part of our life, it takes time to fully absorb the impact of a major loss.  It takes effort but the pain eases after time and allows you to go on and live again in the present and not dwell on the past.
  • Loss of a close friend
  • Death of a partner
  • Death of a classmate or colleague​
  • ​Move to a new home
  • Graduation from school
  • Loss of a physical ability
  • Loss of financial security
  • ​Serious illness of a loved one
  • Relationship breakup
  • Death of a family member
  • Leaving home
  • Illness/loss of health
  • Death of a pet
  • Change of job​
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