No process of bereavement is easy.  The circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one can make life far more difficult, especially if we lose someone unexpectedly or in a violent way, such as the death of a child or the death of someone due to suicide.  A strong sense of loss can develop after a relationship breakdown, redundancy or after diagnosis of life-limiting health conditions.

Talking to those around us can be difficult as we sometimes put a time-limit on our grief and we are reluctant to burden others.  We may struggle to understand feelings of loss and how to minimize them.

You may find talking to someone in confidence will help you;

  • Deal with the challenge of coping with responsibilities every day
  • Work with complicated feelings of anger, sadness, anxiety and guilt
  • Prioritize self-care; learn to nurture yourself in body, mind and spirit
  • Come to appreciate the joy of the moment and to look forward with hope.


“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of an entire life”  

Christopher Germer