Grievance Support Package
Grief affects everyone differently and is an individual experience for each person. There are different levels of grief that vary depending on what the person is grieving about. While helping someone grieve it’s good to know how to help them best, which involves knowing what their level of grief is and what it’s about. Whether losing a loved one or moving to a different home, people will experience these in different ways.
The term “The 5 Stages of Grief” which are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance, are most commonly used to describe how a person will feel while coping with grief. There isn’t a time frame for how long each of these stages will last or even when they will get to the final stage of acceptance, so all you can do is help the person through this time. It is not uncommon for a person to skip a stage or two or even experience them in a different order and get to the acceptance stage sooner, so if this does happen don’t worry, it’s just that person's way of coping and that’s okay. It is also not uncommon for a person to not experience the 5 stages at all and that’s perfectly fine too.
Many people do experience the symptoms of grief that are similar to the 5 Stages of Grief, but are a separate way of dealing with it. The symptoms are Shock and Disbelief, Sadness, Guilt, Anger, Fear, and Physical Symptoms that can be seen. A lot of these symptoms can also develop into questions about a person’s beliefs and can then develop into a negative space of how they are dealing with grief. Something that you should be prepared for is a grief trigger that can remind you of the loss that you experienced.
While dealing with grief it is important to get help and support when you need it, whether by finding it with family and friends, or through support groups available to you. Walk With Wings offers counselling and support packages to families that are experiencing grief and to help everyone who might be struggling with it. If you’re in the heartbreaking situation where you’ve lost a member of the family, Walk With Wings understands how much of a struggle that can be, and we have experienced counselors and support available.
One of the most important things to remember while dealing with grief is to take care of yourself. The stress of losing someone or something that is close to you and had a very important impact in your life will take some time to deal with and grieve over. This is a natural part of grieving. But it is still very important to look after yourself, as the stress that grief can cause can have a negative effect on the body, both physically and mentally, so it’s always best to deal with grief in a way that’s best for you, but to always know that help is available when you need and that you don’t have to go through it alone.
To find out more about Walk With Wings grief counselling and support, call our offices at 8244 4979.
To organise a package please contact us