Grief Counselling

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Grief follows different experiences of loss such as:–

  • Anticipated grief.  This is the grief someone experiences when they know that a loved one is terminally-ill.  It is also the grief experienced by a terminally ill person who anticipates their own death.  This may require referral.
  • Grief after unexpected loss.  We experience this when someone close to us suddenly dies, such as a sudden, unexpected illness or an accident in the prime of their life.    The death is seen as premature.
  • Grief after a normal life.  This kind of grief is expected if, e.g. the person is very old and has lived a full life.
  • Grief after the loss of a child.  It is useful to put this in a separate category because it is probably the most painful of all human grief.
  • Blocked grief.  This is grief that persists and can develop a fixed melancholia.
  • “Other-death”  type grief.  This is grief not due to physical death but due to the loss of a significant relationship (such as divorce or friendship) or the loss of personal purpose (such as retrenchment or retirement).

 

“HOLY AND ETERNAL LORD,

GRANT TO EACH OF US

THE CONSOLATION

AND COMPANIONSHIP OF

THE HOLY SPIRIT

TO LEAD US BEYOND APPREHENSIONS,

FEARS AND

LIMITED SIGHT TO THAT

RENEWED KNOWLEDGE AND ASSURANCE THAT

DEATH HAS NO STING.

 WE UTTERLY YIELD

OUR LIVING AND OUR DYING

TO YOUR

RESURRECTION LOVE.    AMEN”

 

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