Our response to grief is through feelings or emotions. There may be no exact words that come to describe the feelings that surface at the moment we face bereavement. Any loss is painful – and it hurts. Nevertheless, feelings are real. It is natural to feel overwhelmed with emotions like pain, anger, and sadness. We can experience grief in physical, psychological and behavioral dimensions. For example, physical dimensions may be a feeling of hollowness in the stomach, a lump in the throat, or tightness in the chest; psychological dimensions may be disbelief, confusion, preoccupation; and behavioral dimensions might exhibit appetite disturbances, absentmindedness, and social withdrawal. To better understand mourning dimensions is to look further into grief. Fond Remembrance offers a workshop on Grief & Healthy Grieving. Contact Info@FondRemembrance.com for more information.
Michael Godsey is the founder of Fond Remembrance Cremation Services.