Overcoming grief is not about forgetting, but remembering. It is not about moving on, but finding a new way to live. Masonic Village Hospice offers bereavement support through individual and group sessions, newsletters, personal phone calls and support packets with information on the personal grief journey. Loved ones receive support and are given the contact information for a bereavement coordinator who is there to help families heal after loss and understands grieving isn’t the same for everyone.
Grief is the combination of all of our reactions to a loss that has occurred in our lives. It affects our entire world: our emotions, our health, our social life, the way we think and our spirituality. Grief is a natural reaction to loss and is experienced differently by everyone. It can be long or short, intense or mild. It can present itself in the following ways:
Tips on Healing Through Your Grief
Grief can be sneaky, and powerful. It does not always manifest like you think. You may also be overwhelmed with grief when you’re not expecting it. The following are some stress relievers to consider during and after you and your loved one’s hospice journey: