© Kootenay Internet Solutions

Grief is:

a natural and normal response to a meaningful loss of someone or something in your life. a process rather than an event. a strong emotion that triggers other emotions (for example, anger, guilt, loneliness profound sadness, etc.). Grief can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and affects sleep, appetite, energy, ability to focus, other relationships. The more significant the loss, the more intense grief will be initially. hard work. Feelings of fatigue are normal and to be expected. a highly individual experience. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and each individual will have their own timeline. Grief takes longer than most people think it should. something that lasts a long time. While the intensity of the emotion diminishes, there will always be some feelings of grief, the place where memories are held. Significant dates and anniversaries (e.g. Christmas, birthdays) trigger intense grief reactions again. a precipitating factor for secondary losses (for example, a loss of financial security; loss of roles; loss of dreams; transitions in living arrangements, etc.) Loss of someone you love is one of life’s biggest challenges, but other losses may cause a grief reaction as well: Divorce or relationship breakup Loss of health Losing a job Loss of financial stability A miscarriage Retirement Death of a pet Loss of a cherished dream A loved one’s serious illness Loss of a friendship Loss of safety after a trauma Selling the family home Take time to work through your grief or loss. ‘Lean on’ friends and family, letting them support and help you. That is not a sign of being weak; effective grief work is not done alone. Be kind to yourself and allow the emotions to surface as you feel them. Get extra rest and exercise to help your mind and body heal. The Greater Trail Hospice Society offers a grief support group. This is an opportunity to meet with others who have also had a major loss in their life and who will recognize how you feel. Contact the Hospice office for more information: 250-3646204. Consider working through the online modules about grief at MyGrief.ca
                  
The Greater Trail Hospice Society
Kootenay Internet Solutions
The Greater Trail Hospice Society

Grief is:

a natural and normal response to a meaningful loss of someone or something in your life. a process rather than an event. a strong emotion that triggers other emotions (for example, anger, guilt, loneliness profound sadness, etc.). Grief can feel like an emotional rollercoaster, and affects sleep, appetite, energy, ability to focus, other relationships. The more significant the loss, the more intense grief will be initially. hard work. Feelings of fatigue are normal and to be expected. a highly individual experience. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, and each individual will have their own timeline. Grief takes longer than most people think it should. something that lasts a long time. While the intensity of the emotion diminishes, there will always be some feelings of grief, the place where memories are held. Significant dates and anniversaries (e.g. Christmas, birthdays) trigger intense grief reactions again. a precipitating factor for secondary losses (for example, a loss of financial security; loss of roles; loss of dreams; transitions in living arrangements, etc.) Loss of someone you love is one of life’s biggest challenges, but other losses may cause a grief reaction as well: Divorce or relationship breakup Loss of health Losing a job Loss of financial stability A miscarriage Retirement Death of a pet Loss of a cherished dream A loved one’s serious illness Loss of a friendship Loss of safety after a trauma Selling the family home Take time to work through your grief or loss. ‘Lean on’ friends and family, letting them support and help you. That is not a sign of being weak; effective grief work is not done alone. Be kind to yourself and allow the emotions to surface as you feel them. Get extra rest and exercise to help your mind and body heal. The Greater Trail Hospice Society offers a grief support group. This is an opportunity to meet with others who have also had a major loss in their life and who will recognize how you feel. Contact the Hospice office for more information: 250-3646204. Consider working through the online modules about grief at MyGrief.ca
                  