Grief and bereavement is the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Following the death of a loved one there is a period of intense grief, mourning and loss. This is the nature of bereavement. It is universally experienced by anyone who has ever loved.
Bereavement is a highly personal experience; there’s no right or wrong way to grieve. It is different for everyone. Some may cry and others have dry eyes. How you grieve depends on various factors such as your personality and coping style, your life experience and your faith.
Inevitably, the grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually and cannot be forced or hurried—and there is no set timetable for grieving.
Bereavement is painful and we need to talk about it. Ignoring grief does not make it better. In fact, it can make it worse.
“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” – Earl Grollman
Here are some tips on how to manage grief and bereavement support:
Death is something that will happen in the future. Hopefully, it is something that is not going to happen today, so there is time to enjoy some of what life has to offer and put death into perspective.
If you were given a wish to live as long as you wanted, what would you choose? There is a time that comes when death is a kindness and a pathway that leads to the end of suffering. Understanding that old age is associated with frailty and often suffering, allows us to view death with respect and helps reduce bereavement and bereaved people..
When someone is liberated from a body of suffering, this is a reason to celebrate. Bereavement is lessened by the relief of death.
After death comes the funeral or farewell. Most people think of funerals or cremations negatively. They are not bad, they are events that play an essential function in society and are an important part in the dying process in that they honour the life lived, deal with grief and, most importantly, dispose of the deceased body.
A good photo is priceless. Photos capture memories and precious moments that have lasting value. After death, they are a gift and a legacy to those who have them, a regret, for those who don’t.
A professional photo shoot is fun and can be tailored to your exact needs or specifications. Why not create your lasting masterpiece today.
Celebrate your life before dying! Funerals are a wonderful way for others to come together and say farewell, but the most important person is missing – you!
Celebrating life prior to dying is one of the best things you could do. You may have a million reasons why you shouldn’t, but they are really just excuses. We can almost guarantee you won’t regret it. Defy your terminal illness and celebrate your incredible life with those you love. You owe it to yourself.