Grief is a normal and natural emotional response to a loss. Coping with this loss often requires a substantial effort.
The grieving process takes time and healing usually happens gradually. Feelings of loss and sadness may never go away, but with time the grief will lighten. It's normal for a person to experience a wide range of physical and emotional responses. It's important to remember that everyone deals with death and loss very differently.
In the exclusive video feature 'Coping with your grief' by Doris Zagdanski the journey of grief is beautifully described complimented with photography and music.
Guardian's funeral directors can arrange for Coping with Grief workshops, which can be delivered to any group. These workshops are an ideal way for our funeral directors to share our knowledge about talking to grieving people and managing your own grief. Our funeral directors are experienced in addressing groups and in sharing the insights we have learnt about communicating with people experiencing this challenging emotion.
Call Guardian Funerals now on 1300 662 172 to speak to our staff about arranging a workshop in your area.
Grief resources can be found at MyGriefAssist, a website devoted to grief information, education and training on the topic.
Noted Australian author and speaker on grief, Doris Zagdanksi, has drawn together a wealth of information that is vital for anyone coping with, or helping someone to cope with grief on the MyGriefAssist website.
A former educator and involved in the funeral industry for more than 30 years, Doris has assisted people to move through grief of all types. There is a broad range of information, inspirational books, quotes and media, and a series of practical fact sheets that speak plainly, helping you make sense of this challenging emotion, all available online.