We cannot imagine what Grief feels like ......
until a loved one dies.
and then your life will be changed forever
They say that death and taxes are the only two things we can be sure of. There should be three things as grief is something that will affect all of us in varying forms.
But there is so much more to a person's death as there is grief.
Grief can rip you apart and make you numb, for others it is a constant dull ache. Some feel are overloaded with emotions and others have physical pain. Some of us have all of the above.
It is different for each of us. It’s hard to guess just how you may react when someone you love dies and it is important not to compare yourself to others.
Whether it was an unexpected death or they were unwell - grief will still be the same.
I have worked with families who have started the process of grieving while still nursing their loved one.
It may hit you at their funeral or memorial or you may feel grief years later. I have worked with clients in my coaching business who have not allowed themselves to grieve until years later. Others I have seem absolutely overcome with grief at the funeral.
There is not one size fits all when it comes to grief.
These are seven Stages of Grief that you may experience. Not everyone feels all of these and not necessarily in this order:
Know that you are not alone and there are support and bereavement groups out there.
Ask your doctor for local numbers and contacts
If you want to share some inspiration or tips that worked for you during your grieving process please feel free to contact me so I can share on this page.
All correspondence will be kept confidential
♡ Jade Kyles - Timaru Celebrant
Jade began her celebrant career in 2017 and has a diploma in Celebrant Studies. Within in the first two years of her celebrant journey she had already married over 50 couples and led as many funerals. Since then she has honed her ceremonial writing and delivering skills and has bookings up to 2 years in advance. Get in contact today to discuss your needs