The Importance Of Anticipatory Grief Counseling

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Grief is an emotion we all experience in our life. Grief is the emotional response to the pain of a loss. It i s the reflection of a connection that has been broken.(Kubler& Ross 2005). Most important, grief is an emotional, spiritual, and psychological journey to healing. (Kessler & Kubler-Ross 2005). In our childhood we realize at some point we will die, and not only will we die but those around us will die someday too. This is the beginning of anticipatory grief, Fear of the unknown, the pain we will experience someday, This is the “Beginning of the End” in our minds. We operate in two worlds, the safe world that we are used to in which a loved one might die. We grieve after someone dies but we also grieve before. Anticipatory …show more content…
Responsible employees must consider the trauma of the event and the anxiety of scrutiny and legal process going forward affects different people to differing degrees in different ways. Counseling allows clients an opportunity to be empowered, to help them find ways to help themselves. The reality is that you grieve forever, You will never “get over” the lost of a loved one, you learn to live with it. You will heal, and rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want it to be. (Kuber & Kessler 2005). The time we take following a loss is important in grief and grieving as well as healing, This gift of grief represents a completion of a connection we will never forget. A time of reflection, pain, despair, tragedy, hope, readjustment, reinvolvement and healing. With the power of grief comes much of the fruits our grief and grieving. It completes an intense cycle of emotional upheaval. It doesn’t mean we forget it, it doesn’t mean we are revisited by the pain of loss. It does mean we have experienced life to the fullest, complete with the cycle of birth and death.(Kuber &Kessler 2005). We have survived loss. We are allowing the power of grief and grieving to help us heal and to live with the one we lost. Each loss can lead to new life and growth- even through all its pain and sorrow-or can bring us down. The choice is ours (Guntzelman2001). Allow room for our own

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