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What is anticipatory grief?

What is anticipatory grief?

When asked to describe grief, many of us would say it’s something that we experience after the death of a loved one. In fact, grief can start a long time before the physical loss. If a loved one is given a terminal diagnosis, or told they have dementia, for instance,...
What do you know about The Stages of Grief?

What do you know about The Stages of Grief?

A lot of clients and organisations I work with have heard about Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and her work.  Elisabeth spent her career working with people who were dying and in her 1969 book, “On Death and Dying,” she wrote that she felt there were five...
Why grief is like a messy kitchen?

Why grief is like a messy kitchen?

Grief is hard to define, hard to describe and it’s unique for everyone. I’ve been thinking, how do you explain what it’s really like?  And as I sat in my messy kitchen yesterday, I picked up a pen and started to write this little story, I hope it helps. ...
Can you recover from mental illness or grief?

Can you recover from mental illness or grief?

Many people believe that mental illness or grief is something you get over, like we do with a physical illness. But is that really the case? Can we ever really ‘recover’? Recovery in itself is a broad term and can mean different things for different people. For some...