Grief is a natural and normal response to loss that evokes powerful emotions. Sorrow, guilt, physical pain, regret, anger, and emptiness can all come with grief. These emotions may engulf us, shroud our thinking and lead to despair, through the overwhelm of dealing with the changes that loss can bring.
Some believe it’s best to bury the intense and wild emotions of grief, and to just ‘get on with life’. In the long term this tends not to be wise; not for the individual, their family or their community.
Keeping our hearts wide open, no matter what the circumstances of our loss are or the emotions of the moment, allows grief to transform, and us along with it. Aching for relief from the heaviness and heartache of loss to allow a glimmer of hope, doesn't diminish the depth of our grief or how profound our loss is. It's about allowing change to transform us.
At the Grief Centre we know that with understanding and support, grief can be embraced as a part of life and used to inspire new meaning and purpose. While this may take time, feeling what needs to be felt along the way is the key. We invite you to click here, to find stories of life renewed shared by those who have attended our Centre for support.
When shared and honoured grief transforms!