Learning the Dynamics of Personal Loss and Transition
Understanding that coping with loss is a natural and normal process is sometimes useful. After experiencing loss, people generally follow a typical emotional process. Understanding what is happening is often useful. It helps to insure that you are not going crazy and that you are indeed a normal functioning person.
Carol, at Learning Dynamics, offers each person tender loving support during this difficult time. This is done by allowing the person to share their loss and their feelings in whatever way that works for them. There is not one way to cope with loss and we all do it differently. How we do this depends upon our personality and our past experience with loosing people, jobs, pets and things that are important to us.
The Work of Loss and Transitioning
We can always count on loss to strain relationships with family and friends. People are generally uncomfortable with loss and don’t know how to respond appropriately. Consequently, they say all the wrong things that hurt our feelings and leaves us feeling alone and abandoned. It takes work and support to navigate through this difficult time, to insure our relationships with important people in our lives remain intact.
Our faith and spirituality is often challenged during loss. The one thing that has always been steadfast seems to be nonexistent and inaccessible. Again, it takes perseverance and courage to deal with these seemingly unthinkable thoughts and feelings.