• an attitude of rational curiosity

  • an attitude of rational curiosity

The gentle art of conscious grieving

The gentle art of conscious grieving

Every person will experience loss at some time in their life.  In turn, every person will experience grief.  The emotions of grief arrive unbidden and often catch a person off guard.  Therefore, grief is usually judged as a negative experience;  an experience to be toughed out.  And yet, grief is a natural and healthy response to loss.  So how does a person actively grieve the many expected and unexpected losses they encounter throughout their lifetime?  The principles and practices offered in this paper relate to grieving any loss encountered over a life time.  Even so, the timing of this paper relates particularly to the lived experience of the covid-19 pandemic.  Due to the pandemic, societies across the globe have been thrust into a strange and somewhat disorientating time.  Without warning or time to prepare, humanity has endured the many changes that physical distancing has brought into daily life.  With change comes a sense of loss . . . and grief.

the gentle art of conscious grieving

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