Saturday, February 22, 2014
Grief Work: A Neglected Process
Grieving in the different times of my life, what I know is, I'd always wanted to recover. I sought help from all available sources. I attended support groups. I read books, pamphlets, articles. I exercised and applied techniques to my self. I talked with a doctor, clergy, counselor, friends.
In my own practice, grief counseling and therapy is a constant challenge. I've always witnessed how often unresolved grief can accumulate pain over time in people's lives. Whether the grief was caused by death, divorce, or some type of loss, "incomplete grieving" does have a lifelong effect on a person's capacity for happiness and well-being.
Now what can be done about it? Society does not educate us to deal with loss but rather to acquire and get attached to things. But I say that there are ways to expedite healing and recovery from whatever type of grief. It's revolutionary, and does not "begin in man and end in man."