Grief is a normal and natural emotional response to a loss. Coping with this loss often requires a substantial effort.
Grief caused by the loss of a loved one can lead to an all consuming sadness. Coping with this loss often requires a substantial emotional and physical effort and can sometimes be overwhelming.
When faced with a major life challenge, it is normal for a person to experience a wide range of physical and emotional responses. This includes numbness, denial, confusion, shock, sadness, yearning, anger, despair and guilt. These are all common emotional responses for a person in grief.
In the exclusive video feature 'Coping with your grief' by Doris Zagdanski the journey of grief is beautifully described complimented with photography and music.
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.