By Kate Cummings
Coming to Grips with Loss is a idea that depicts how humans heal from any form of major loss. The energy of this idea is that it really is grounded in information amassed from those who skilled a myriad of losses; of household, actual and psychological talents, houses, careers, fabric items, in addition to protection, safety, and different features that folks carry pricey. the idea is written in a truly planned demeanour that's non-pathologizing, correct to a big selection of audiences, and is transferable to varied fields of analysis. It explains what humans say they wade through on their manner from the preliminary discovery, assessing the potential impression, experiencing similar emotions and selecting coping activities which can both circulate one nearer or farther clear of therapeutic. It deals a highway map to restoration for these in supporting relationships, company managers, neighborhood leaders and folks serious about self-care. most significantly, it deals a viewpoint that normalizes the grief method and provides wish that therapeutic is feasible.
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This realization allowed her to be more compassionate to herself and her recovery efforts. People in helping relationships would do well to let go of their preconceived notions about what they assume to be important to their clients. Many of the research participants placed a level of importance on various aspects of their losses that might be overlooked or discounted by outside observers. A 17-year-old girl lost her license for only seven months and had a hard time coming to grips with her situation.
This aspect of one’s personal life experience can include religious or spiritual practices, ceremonies, or rituals that can provide support, guidance, or perspective on loss. One of the Native American participants who was fired from her job talked about the devastation and rage that she felt the day she was let go. She talked about religious ceremonies that helped her regain some perspective on her loss: That night that I was fired, I went to the Sacred Pipe. I went to what I knew had sustained me in the past in other hard times that I’d been through.
INTEGRATION ACTIVITIES 1. Pick a loss that you have experienced. Write about how you discovered it. Describe the surroundings and what led to the discovery. How did the way you discovered the loss influence your assessment of the loss? Share your writing in a small group with other study partners. 2. In your own experience, how have others reacted to some internal loss that you have experienced? Were they able to identify with your loss and support you? Did they downplay your loss, thereby making your process of coming to grips with loss more difficult?
Coming to Grips with Loss: Normalizing the Grief Process by Kate Cummings