A loss will be experienced by all at some point in our lives and can be manifested in many different ways – the loss of a loved one, employment, a possession, etc. Creating and learning to live a new normal, is important in the grieving process.
Kobler-Ross’s model explains five cycles one can experience during the grieving process. They are:
- Denial or disbelief
- Bartering – if I could have, would have, should have, then, perhaps
- Anger at self, another person, place or thing
- Depression or sadness
The cycles return often, at different periods of time – day or night, with various levels of intensity. In the beginning, the experience will feel like you are on a continuous emotional roller coaster ride. You will feel up one moment and down the next. Your emotions will wind around turning faster than slower, but at some point the horrific ride called grieving will come to a turn called acceptance. However, accepting a loss does not mean forgetting, it simply means learning to live with the memories of what once was and moving forward one step at a time.
Bereavement management shares strategies, tools and support through coaching. It is not meant to replace professional counseling, but to assist oneself in finding the answers within to help manage a new beginning after coming to terms with and accepting a loss.
The transition to a new start is never easy and frequently unwanted, but it is possible. As a Grief Recovery Consultant, Loss and Bereavement Coach, I share strategies, tools and support to help you take the next step to a new start.
Contact josette@nextstepnewstart or call 561 372-8434 to schedule your appointment.