Grief

GRIEF IS HEALTHY.

Grief is our natural and healthy reaction to loss. It is a necessary process that helps us after turning points in our life to deal with change and to create something new.

Grief is not a disease. It can not be “healed”. But if grief is suppressed, it can make us sick. Grief wants to be expressed and integrated into our life.

GRIEF IS DIVERSE.

Loss has many facets and is always connected with an individual mourning process. Some losses shatter the foundations of our beliefs and our trust in life. The death of a partner, a child (also in very early pregnancy), a family member or friend are deep cuts in the story of our lives.

The loss of a beloved pet can trigger a deep grieving process, too. Likewise, the loss of a relationship, health or a job are connected with grief. When the children move out of the house or when we have to leave our home, these changes in life are usually associated with grief as well.

GRIEF DOES NOT END.

Grief has no fixed time frame. There is no moment when grief is suddenly over. There is no “normal” grieving process. Nobody has the right to tell you when it is “enough”.

You can learn how to deal with your grief in a loving way to integrate it into your life. You are allowed to always feel connected to the person you have lost. And at the same time you can create your own life in such a way that you can again experience happiness and find meaning.

GRIEF IS EXISTENTIAL.

The loss of a loved one confronts us with the reality of death. We can suddenly understand that we will lose others as well. And that we also have to go one day. We will all die.

Grief brings us into contact with the transience of life. It can lead us to the question of how we want to continue using the limited time we have.