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Grieving. LOSS Death of a loved one Death of a pet Loss of a job Loss of a role Loss of a home Loss of friends Loss of being needed Loss of health Loss.

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1 Grieving

2 LOSS Death of a loved one Death of a pet Loss of a job Loss of a role Loss of a home Loss of friends Loss of being needed Loss of health Loss of independence

3 It’s not that important I just need to move on straightaway I’ll get over it if I keep myself busy I need to lose myself in a good book/film I don’t want to burden others In other words, SUPPRESS Inappropriate responses

4 People aren’t interested in my sadness If I show my emotions I will be rejected It is safer for me to withdraw In other words, REPRESS

5 My sister feels it more than me, she’s depressed One of my colleagues is really angry The old lady is devastated The children miss their friends It’s more work for my husband/wife In other words attributing your emotions to others, PROJECTION Inappropriate responses

6 My job is gone, it’s not worth getting up My friends are lost, I won’t bother to go out Life has hurt me it doesn’t matter what I do I’m miserable, Iife isn’t worth living In other words, EXPRESSING negatively Inappropriate responses

7 Appropriate responses Express positively Have a memorial service Make a ceremony for pet death Have memory swap of good times Make a scrapbook of memories

8 Confess our feelings to God and to others Talk about what has happened Explore our feelings and try to understand causes Meditate on God’s faithfulness Appropriate or right responses

9 Use the Bible to help Psalms: Psalm 142 Psalm 43 Psalm13


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