It is natural to want to hide your grief and hope that it will go away on its own. But allowing yourself to live with grief overlong can make the hopeless feelings worse. Learning about your grief is the first step in mastering and eventually letting go of it. For example, you may have heard about the five stages of grief, but have you heard of the three types of grief? Acute grief is often felt directly after a loss and tends to dominate more of a person’s life and thoughts. Integrated grief can occur if someone holds onto their grief for a longer period of time, though the feelings of loss and sadness do not dominate or undermine the individual’s pattern of life. The most extreme form of grief is called complicated grief, and it is characterized by overwhelming feelings of loss and sadness that continue to dominate a person’s life beyond the acute grief period.
You can continue learning about the nature of grief and how to deal with it through the Brighter Mornings program, a support system for those suffering from grief. Enrolling in the program gains you access to helpful resources such as grief workbooks and assignments as well as over 30 courses presented by grief and loss therapists. With Brighter Mornings you can tailor your healing experience to include whatever resources help you in your journey, whether that be a Q&A session with a specialized therapist, participation in our monthly mini workshops, or connecting with our network of support groups. Each resource is evidence-based and research-backed, so you know you’re getting the best care available.
At Myers Mortuary, we can get you started on the path to healing with Brighter Mornings. Please contact us today to learn more about the program or sign up.