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YOUR PAIN- Learn about signs and symptoms of grief, coping
strategies, and hope for the future.
Signs & Symptoms of Grief- Learn which of the
symptoms of grief are normal and which are
serious warning signs.
Trauma & Accidents- Bereavement due to an accident or
sudden deadly illness can be overwhelming and
devastating. Learn how to cope with it and heal.
Violence & Murder- Grief from a violent death or murder
can be especially hard to deal with. Learn coping
strategies and find hope here.
Suicide Grief- Suicide brings with it a whole set of unique
problems- guilt, regret, stigma and shame. Find
healing and hope from suicide grief.
Losing A Child- A parent's grief from the loss of a child
is perhaps the most inconsolable of grief losses.
Find your way to hope and healing here
Other Loss- Grief is about more than just death. Learn
how grief from other losses can be just as
GRIEF STAGES- There are several "working models" that
explain the normal stages of grief. Learn what to
expect during the grief process in this section.
The New Grief Stages- This working grief model, the
"New Grief Stages", is understandable and
flexible. It will make you more comfortable with
what is happening to you.
The Kubler Ross Stages of Grief-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
was a pioneer in the study of grief theory. She
helped promote compassion and caring for the dying.
5 Stages of Grief- The 5 stages of grief is a well-
accepted grief model that will help you understand
griefwork or tasks to be completed.
7 Stages of Grief- The 7 stages of grief outlines a
comprehensive working model. Learn what to expect
and when things should improve.
COPING STRATEGIES- Grief is a natural process set in motion
following a tragic loss. However, there are several
effective coping strategies for dealing with sorrow.
Physical Care- Grief work can wreak havoc on your body.
You must take care of it now... you'll need it later.
Emotional Strategies- Dealing with grief and loss is made a
little easier with these emotional strategies.
Spiritual Comfort- Find spiritual comfort during your grief
and possible crisis of faith.
Personal Priorities- It is of utmost importance in managing
grief to treat yourself with kindness and respect.
Social Support- Experts agree that the most important
factor in a successful grief experience is support
for bereaved. Get the social support you need.
THE COMFORT ZONE-Life has dealt you a horrible blow! Hold
on to one of these comfort and sympathy items to
help ease your sorrow.
Grief Pillows & Memory Foam-Feather your nest
Angel Blankets & Sympathy Throws- Snuggle in softness
Memory Quilts-Wrap yourself in memories
Unique Comfort Items-for your wounded heart
GRIEF GUIDEBOOK-The loss of a loved one is one of the most
tragic and devastating things a person could endure.
Heartbroken from grief? This excellent guidebook
will guide you back to life.
YOURSPACE-Experts agree that talking about your grief is
essential to a healthy mourning process. Express
your words of sorrow here.
THEIRSPACE- It can be comforting and healing to tell the
world about your lost loved one. Celebrate a life...
create a memorial website page today.
HEALING ARTWORK- Never underestimate the healing power
of the creative arts... especially during
Art Therapy Activity- "Drawing" out your emotions is
therapeutic and comforting.
Memorial Painting- Painting is a very fluid and vivid
artistic medium, which helps the expression and
release of emotions.
Grief Masks & Sculpture- What a soul-satisfying
medium sculpture can be! Both free-form sculpting
and the making of grief masks can be helpful.
Altars & Memory Boxes- Collect mementos of your
lost loved one and display them in an altar or
store them in a memory box.
Scrapbooking & Grief Journals- One healing activity
a grieving family can do together is tribute
scrapbooking. Keep a grief journal for your own
private thoughts and reminisces.
MUSIC & POETRY- Music and poetry provide a poignant and
soothing link to your soul that nothing else can.
Soothing Music- Music has a magical touch that can
provide great comfort in times of bereavement
Grief Poetry- Explore our poetry section as a soothing
and satisfying form of grief therapy.
Poems for bereavement-Explore our inspiring
collection of soothing verse
Memorial Quotes- Check out our thought-provoking
collection of quotes on grief.
GARDEN MEMORIALS- A living memorial not only provides
comfort, it adds lasting beauty to your home.
Plan a Special Garden- What a beautiful way to
channel your "grief energy"!
Plant a Memorial Tree- A most honorable and
appropriate gift of remembrance.
PET LOSS-Can be just as devastating to a loving pet owner.
Coping With the Death of a Pet-Understanding is
the key to a successful pet loss bereavement.
Post a Loss of Pet Memorial- Expressions of grief
are comforting and therapeutic
Pet Loss Memorials- Find comfort and closure by
creating a memorial to your fallen friend.
Pet Burial Markers- Commemorate your pet's
final resting place
Pet Loss Poems- Poems speak to your heart and help
you understand the pain of pet loss
Pet Loss Books-Tap into the wisdom of other animal
lovers who have experienced pet loss grief.
Expressing Pet Loss Sympathy- How to provide
loving support when your friend loses a pet.
Pet Loss Gifts-Show you care by sending a pet loss
sympathy card or gift.
EXPRESSING SYMPATHY- It's hard to know how to properly
express condolence or lend a hand. Here's how...
What To Say In Person- You can actually hurt a
bereaved person by saying the wrong thing...
Sympathy Letters- Here's a practical guide and sample
letter of sympathy you can follow.
SYMPATHY GIFTS- Explore our unique collection of
sympathy gift ideas here.
Unique Sympathy Gifts- Truly different and
Memorial Jewelry- Memorial jewelry can bring a
bit of comfort and touch the heart.
Memorial Picture Frames- Wrap a photo of the
lost one in an heirloom quality frame
Baby Memorial Gifts- Offer a bit of comfort to
the heartbroken parents.
Children's Sympathy Gifts- Children need just as
much comfort and support.
Sympathy Gifts for Men- Lend some support to
the often-forgotten mourners.
Sympathy Flowers & Plants- A traditional show of
love and support.
Sympathy Comfort Baskets- A gift that will be
noticed, appreciated, and used.
Sympathy Food Baskets- Another traditional
sympathy gift that is always appreciated.
HELP THE KIDS- An excellent resource to help you help kids.
Age Specific Guidelines
Therapeutic Exercises- Artwork helps children grieve
Outside Resources- Books, support groups, online help
Professional Counseling- When to seek help for your kids
OUTSIDE RESOURCES- There are many outside resources now
available to help you survive grief. Online forums,
local support groups and professional counseling can
all help you find your way.
Reactive Depression- There's an important difference
between normal grief and clinical reactive
depression. Learn how to recognize complicated
grief and where to get help.
Professional Counseling- Most people stricken with grief
progress through it unaided to successful closure;
but sometimes professional counseling is needed.
Here's how to find help.
Local Support Groups- Sometimes grief brings with it
isolation and lack of understanding from outsiders.
Local grief support programs can provide much
needed emotional support.
Online Forums & Resources- Online grief forums and
support groups listed in our bereavement links can
provide help when you feel isolated in your grief.
Grief & Loss Books- Many bereaved people have
recommended these top grief and loss books as
especially helpful and comforting during the dark
days of bereavement.
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