Different Shapes and Forms of Help with Grief and Loss

Take a moment to set aside the confusion, fear, and whatever else may be blocking your path to healing from a grief and loss experience.  Consider exploring other options.

The paths to healing are numerous.  I have always said, “Different strokes for different folks” and “You don’t know what you don’t know”.  Decisions, decisions…what to do?

Are you a doer or a thinker?  Can you do things alone or do you need help and someone close by?  Do you need physical or visual stimuli to keep you on track or can you remember things in your head?  Be careful with this one, grief and loss brings confusion and trying to keep everything straight in your head may be a problem.

Now, I will touch base on some ideas or areas you may choose to delve into that others have shared with me from their grief journey.

  • After Death Communication (ADC) information
  • Books (related to where you are or where you want to be)
  • Personal Counselling
  • Exploring the deeper meaning to life
  • Grief Specialists (one, who can help with several areas related to grief)
  • Joining groups with a common concern or related loss experience
  • Touch base with Life Coaches
  • Try different meditation techniques (there are different types & ways of meditation)
  • Visit a Medium
  • Reconnect with your Religion or perhaps this is a new choice
  • Embrace Spirituality concepts
  • Participate in workshops that offer new skills
  • Search online resources for additional grief supports

There are people who use the loss experience to expand the person they are; by this I mean using the loss as a catalyst to grow and understand life and themselves differently.  Seeking help may initially be about getting better after a loss.  Moving forward can be scary but each step forward “is a first time once”.

Imagine you teaching, sharing or being an example for others to find love, joy, happiness and perhaps forgiveness for themselves and others.  You are forever changed by your experiences and at the same time you are alive.

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will create the fact.”

By William James

“And in the end, it is not the years in your life it is the life in your years.”

By Abraham Lincoln

All my best,

Barbara Gillett Saunders

Grief Counsellor/Thanatologist