Grief and Loss
Dealing with a significant loss can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. Unfortunately, our society does not prepare us for when that time comes. There are many kinds of losses capable of evoking a grief response, and, true to grief form; these responses vary from person to person and differ in duration, depth, and complexity. When a person’s losses are minimized, unacknowledged or disenfranchised, this can lead to negative coping responses. It is imperative that as therapists we broaden the definition and understanding of loss and grief and give our clients permission to mourn.