There are different kinds of loss that we as people experience throughout our lives. Some will experience a painful loss, a loss of your home or car. What matters is how we as human deals with loss, sometimes if the loss bad we might have to seek counseling or some type of help. When you go through a loss it can either teach you or hurt you. However my 23 years of life I have experienced some really bad deaths and losses. The losses I experienced had nothing to do with me, but when u watch your family go through the loss it really open up your eyes about life. In this paper I would discuss one death and two losses that I experienced. On February 20, 1997 was the day my grandfather passed away, it was a beautiful Saturday morning where my grandfather just brought the word of God to his people. When my grandfather preached and as he walks back to his seat he collapsed on the ground. Everybody in the church went to screaming and yelling to the top of their lungs because they had no idea what was going on with my grandfather, somebody in the church called 911 and when Evac arrive they carry him over to Deland Hospital. When my granddad reach Deland Hospital and doctor seen him, they pronounced him dead, the doctor had said my grandfather had a heart attack. Everybody from the church went to hospital because they thought he was going be okay, people were so confused, scared, shocked and terrified. My granddaddy was a healthy man and he took care of himself, so how
Grief is a natural response to a major loss, though often deeply painful and can have a negative impact on your life. Any loss can cause varied levels of grief often when someone least expects it however, loss is widely varied and is often only perceived as death. Tugendhat (2005) argued that losses such as infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, adoption and divorce can cause grief in everyday life. Throughout our lives we all face loss in one way or another, whether it is being diagnosed with a terminal illness, loss of independence due to a serious accident or illness, gaining a criminal record (identity loss), losing our job, home or ending a relationship; we all experience loss
Almost everyone in the world experiences an event which can be considered as a loss. It is the disappearance of something or someone important to an individual, grief is the natural response to the loss, people feel a range of emotions when they suffer a loss such as shock, panic, denial, anger and guilt. Death is one of the major events associated with loss but there are many others that occur which can also have a negative effect on someone’s life by impacting in various ways.
Life involves many losses. There are small losses: losing a football game, failing a test, or forgetting an assignment. At some point, though, all of us will experience a major loss: the death of a close family member, a major illness, or a divorce in the family. Loss is inevitable for all of us. If you have ever experienced grief and loss, or if you are currently experiencing it, then you might be trying to recover the wrong way. You might believe that you have gotten over it, but it could come back even years later. When it comes to grief and loss, there are a lot of components that people do not understand, but today there are many methods to coop that will lead you down the path of healing.
A loss is something most people find difficult to deal with. A term commonly used to refer to loss is been bereavement, which is the position of having lately departed with someone important in one’s life through death. It is normal in the human world to experience such a loss and people ought to know how to manage such experiences when they do happen. Bereavement is never easy; it is a period that individuals experience too much suffering that leaves them feeling vulnerable. Some people are also at risk of developing physical health and mental problems. It can take months or
Loss is a phenomenon that is experienced by all. Death is experienced by family members as a unique and elevated form of loss which is modulated by potent stages of grief. Inevitably, everyone will lose someone with whom they had a personal relationship and emotional connection and thus experience an aftermath that can generally be described as grief. Although bereavement, which is defined as a state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one, is a universal experience it varies widely across gender, age, and circumstance (definitions.net, 2015). Indeed the formalities and phases associated with bereavement have been recounted and theorized in literature for years. These philosophies are quite diverse but
Grief and loss are some of the most defining characteristics of the human experience. Therefore, dealing with grief and loss is one of the most important things humans must learn. While there are many approaches, Jennifer Kent uses her film The Babadook to suggest that suppression is not a healthy way to deal with grief. By thoughtfully planning the mise-en-scene, soundtrack, and narrative storytelling, Kent teaches viewers that suppression causes the inner monster to come out in all of us, just as it did to Amelia in The Babadook.
Usually, a person (or their loved ones) will go through all or some of the following stages of feelings and emotions. The dying person’s stages can often be more predictable than the stages experienced by a loved one who has just suffered a loss.
My grandpa died of Cardiac Arrest, where a sudden stop of blood flow fails due to the heart. At that time that I received the news from my family in Guatemala, I didn’t know how to react. Whether I should be sad and cry or stay quiet and give my condolences. All I knew is that it really hurt my family and they wanted to be with him. My grandma thought of something, booking a flight to Guatemala as soon as possible for his funeral. She decided to take me, my aunt and cousin. They were the only ones who really wanted to go in my family living in Los Angeles.
Suddenly losing a loved one alters the way an individual thinks and feels. This loss helps someone realize that life cannot promise a tomorrow, therefore leading them
For example, grief often follows a divorce, separation or breakup of a relationship, loss through fire or theft, loss of a job, the shattering of a life-long dream, the loss of one's youth, loss of control, the loss of one's role as a parent when children leave home, and the loss of one's health, eyesight or hearing. In looking at and understanding grief in a broader sense, you may be grieving for something almost your entire lifetime. Fortunately, the grief you experience over your many losses differs in intensity and
Death is the world’s universal fear. The majority, if not the entirety, dread the day of their personal reckoning. Affirmed by the studies of creditable psychologists, people become heavily motivated by anxiety for their own mortality (Thagard, 2012), harboring particular rationales for fearing its end. It be clear, apprehension of death gravitates towards the extremely real possibility of unachieved accomplishments and an uncertainty of a hereafter (Quincy, 2007). But at the same time, what happens to frighten most is the authority and judgment of intimate religious figures. Since 84% of earth’s population practices some sort of faith (Harper, 2012), a fear of repercussions delivered by a higher power does not appear unpredictable. This is especially true for convicts on death row, or at least the ones who endorse in clerical thinking. With a fate sealed into cessation by confession of sinful decisions, God-fearing detainees eventually realize their spiritual release is doomed to the same ridicule in the afterlife: punishment. Take into consideration Ted Bundy, a Christian man, for demonstration. By reason of the cruel extent of his offenses, Bundy is titled to be one of the most notorious criminals of all time (Biography Online, n.d). His path of destruction and ruination traces to only thirty-six murders, yet he is believed to have committed hundreds more. At his trial, the jury condemned him to the death penalty over three times, horrified by his levels of brutality. In
February twenty-third 2010 was just a regular ordinary day. I was on my way to class on this cold February afternoon, when my phone rung. It was my cousin on the other end telling me to call my mom. I could not figure out what was wrong, so I quickly said okay and I hung up and called my mom. When my mom answered the phone I told her the message but I said I do not know what is wrong. My mom was at work and could not call right away, so I took the effort to call my cousin back to see what was going on. She told me that our uncle was in the hospital and that it did not look good. Starting to tear up I pull over in a fast food restaurant parking lot to listen to more to what my cousin had to say. She then tells me to tell my mom to get to
From an early age, I’ve witnessed the deaths of my relatives. When I was five years old, my great grandmother passed away in her sleep while she was living with my family. I remember being woken up by my mother to tell me that she had passed and that people were coming over very soon to take the body. At that time, I did not understand the concept of death. I thought that after death we are (literally) reborn. I was not particularly burdened by the great grandmother death, but I know it was something that was difficult to handle because I saw how my mother and grandmother reacted. When I was sixteen, my father had passed away, and a year later my step-grandfather passed away, and the year after that, my great-uncle passed away. In those three year I never had a chance to recuperate before another family member died. As a teenager I was very angry that I was not able escape from the death of my family members. I viewed death as this evil thing that was tormenting my family. It was unsettling and my anxiety and fear of death grew. At first, I attempted to ignore death, and pretended I was not affected by it. Most