The holiday season is a time of great celebration, but if you have recently lost someone who was very close to you, the holidays can be painful and hard to endure. You are grieving, yet everyone expects you to join in the good times.
Similarly, if you lost a loved one at a holiday time in a previous year, the season can be a difficult challenge for you ever thereafter. Continue reading “Holiday Journal Therapy”
Everyone can experience grief and loss. Any person can lose someone dear like a relative, a close friend or a pet because death is part of life. To understand grief, one must look at it as a multifaceted response because grieving is not just an emotional reaction to loss. In psychology, besides the affect or emotional response, grief can also bring about social, philosophical and physical reactions.
Just say that somebody in the family by accident died. The direct family may show signs of strong emotions like extreme sadness and anger. Physically, they may hit the walls or become suddenly dumbfounded. Inability to sleep and nausea can also be observable. Socially, the bereaved can withdraw themselves from the crowd. Philosophical reactions on the other hand have something to do with the individual beliefs or faith of the bereaved. Some can experience renewal of faith while for some a strong religious conviction. Continue reading “Three Tips To Stand Grief And Progress With Life”
Do you worry a lot? Worry seems to be a constant in most people’s lives, and it seems like a normal thing to do. After all, you do need to be concerned with what goes on in your life. But worry also has its drawbacks, especially when it becomes a habit that you start to worry about everything.
Being a worrier can have quite a huge impact in your life, although you wouldn’t think of it as anything out of the ordinary at first. Sometimes, your constant worrying can keep you from sleeping well, and usually you think the problem is what you worry about, not about the worrying itself. Worrying can also make you feel down and anxious, can paralyze you with endless fears, can deplete your emotional energy, and hamper your productivity. When you worry, you keep thinking about the past or the future, and this keeps you from living in the present moment. Worry may seem like a small thing, but it can actually interfere with your life. Continue reading “Are You A Worrier? Here’s The Solution To Your Problem”
What can I do for someone who is grieving? Is there really anyway a “bystander” can help? Sometimes watching a person suffer the pain of loss is almost unbearable. Often in life it is easier to accept our own suffering that it is to accept the anguish of someone we deeply care about.
The most important thing is to “be there” for your friend or family. Even when you don’t understand what they are going through. A feeling of isolation is common to those mourning a death. In our society, we run from suffering and death. Immediately after the death and funeral, most acquaintances get back to their own lives. They may be uncomfortable with death and, subconsciously, even feel afraid that this “bad luck” will rub off on them. Continue reading “How To Help Those Who Grieve”