Presentation on theme: "Coping With Loss and Grief"— Presentation transcript:
1 Coping With Loss and Grief Lesson 3Coping With Loss and Grief
2 Acknowledging Loss Everyone will experience loss and grief Grieving is a natural and common reaction to any loss that brings strong emotionsImmediately following a loss you may feel as if your life won’t be the same and you won’t recoverAcknowledging and understanding grief will help you begin the healing process and help you to cope with the loss and manage your feelings
3 Expressing GriefThe Grieving Process includes stages of grief- variety of reactions that may surface as an individual makes sense of how a loss affects him or herDenial or NumbnessEmotional ReleaseAngerBargainingDepressionRemorseAcceptance (closure=acceptance of a loss)Hope
4 Coping With Death One of the most painful losses to experience If the death was sudden or unexpected the survivors may experience shockPeople respond to loss by mourning-the act of showing sorrow or griefMourning includes: talking about the person, experience the pain and loss and search for meaning.
5 Showing Empathy Grieving alone makes process more difficult Ways to show support to someone who is grieving:Help the person recall happy and positive memoriesBe a sympathetic listenerDon’t rush the grieving process or attempt to resolve the person’s grief in a day
6 Community Support Cultural background influences grieving process Mourning rituals generally take place to help celebrate the life of the person who diedTelling stories or describing why the person was special can help you in grieving process
7 Coping with Traumatic Events Any event that has a stressful impact sufficient to overwhelm your normal coping strategiesThey are sudden and shockingAfter the even occurred, you may question your sense of security and confidenceSeek support to help manage your shock and griefTry resuming your normal activities also aides in grieving process