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.
A description of a range of losses which may trigger grief
Any significant loss in our life can cause grief, and individuals can have a mixed range of feelings with regards to their loss. These losses include Infertility where the individual …show more content…
Are lasting in their implications rather than temporary.
Take place within a short time giving little opportunity for preparation.
If these three factors are present during a changing event then Parks explains that the persons ‘assumptive world’ endures major change.(Hnc Social Care Open Learning Pack)
A description of a range of agencies which can offer support to people experiencing loss and grief
A range of agencies who can offer support to people experiencing loss and grief include the following:
Statutory Agencies – The local housing department, Nhs, G.P, department of social security who can help deal with any financial issues arising from the situation and the social work department who can help by providing services such as homecare, occupational therapy and community care.
There is also a large number of voluntary organisations available to support people experiencing loss or grief such as Age concern who help to come to terms with old age and improve later life for everyone, they offer advice and information regarding health and housing and opportunities for training.(Age Concern.org.uk) Cancer Link offers counselling and support programmes to help cancer patients cope with their illness and treatment(www.cancerlink.co.uk). Victim Support gives free confidential help to victims of crime. They offer emotional and practical support such as counselling, help to fill out form, getting medical treatment and
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I chose the GriefShare support group because as nurses we will need to help our patients and their families with the grief process when a loved one passes away. On March 29, 2014, I met Claudette St. John, the group leader, at 6:45pm at Northwest Christian Church in Acworth, GA. Rick Baldwin also attended the meeting. The group meets from 7-8:30pm. Claudette shared that she has been doing grief support classes for the past 20 years and the past 3 years she has been doing GriefShare at Northwest Christian. She lost her teenage daughter in a car accident 20 years ago. She expressed that there really are not any rules, other than just respecting each individual. She tasks herself with keeping the meetings on track and has a democratic leadership style. GriefShare is a Christian based program consisting of 13 weekly session. Participants do not need to attend all 13 sessions, the sessions can also be done individually. A workbook is given to those that are participating in the program. GriefShare’s goal is to help those experiencing grief, work through the process and recognize the different aspects of grief that they may encounter.
In addition, the therapeutic value of working with grief in diverse groups is of particular interest to me based on the existential challenges in dealing with death, loss of relationships, career, or anyone or anything deemed to be of significance to individuals. Likewise, our society is frankly abysmal in recognizing and supporting those in need of support, therapy and long-term assistance in dealing with grief and loss. Additionally, group work can be a highly effective way to help grieving individuals expand their network of relationships thus helping them move forward in a health way (Corey el al.,
This essay is an evaluation of skills in person centred counselling applied to loss, grief and encountering bereavement. This essay also represents my perspective, learning and self-evaluation through the experience of journeying through the process of therapeutic relationship with a client who is about to experience a huge loss in their life. The essay contains examples from the practice session DVD and discusses the process, theory and skills involved in person centred counselling with the help of relevant literature.
Grief is a normal part of coping with a loss but for some people, it can be far more serious. In
Using the internet is a very resourceful technology that can be used to assistant client around the world. The three self-help groups that were identified on the internet were online grief support, SMART recovery, and support groups. The online grief support is entirely online self-help group for grieving individuals. The website contains grief counseling, journals, blogs, and chat options. Individuals can post or read testimonies about grieving of a loved one. To use this self-help group, an individual must register or sign up to the website. The advantage of this self-help group is a sense of belonging to a community that has a similar experience of losing someone. Loss can lead to someone feeling lonely and disconnected from the world. The disadvantage of
Knowing exactly what to do or say to a friend or family who are grieving a loss of their loved one, can be difficult. This is why Elisa Isakson and myself created a program to reach out to those in the Ogden community to help support those whom are grieving. We decided to do this program because death is inevitable, and it causes major strain and unorganization in the family dynamic. Some families need help in getting on their feet again and onto a healthy road to recovery. Friends and family can help doing this by providing a supportive and loving hand, and this is why we wanted to educate them on how to do this.
Losing a loved one can be a traumatic situation in anyone’s life. The bereavement process can take a tremendous toll on a person. There is no gender, age, sex, color or religion specifics that dictate the length of grievance, it all depends on the individual. The loss of loved one brings grim magnitudes for the bodily and the emotional state of a person and can sometimes be so extreme that it can alter the health of a human being. Grief counseling eases the bereavement process by providing patients countless methods that will assist in dealing with the pain throughout their life. In multiculturalism people deal with the loss of a love one in many forms, what may seem barbaric for one culture is normal in another and what a counselor may suggest
Counselling/Psychotherapy: assess role of emotional and social/cultural factors on health status and behaviour and provide appropriate intervention; enhance coping capacities related to feelings of loss, grief and role changes; assess and intervene related to mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, anger
As such, grieving programs are designed to help people that have just lost, or losing a loved one in the near future. These programs help with service planning, emotional distress, rearranging one's life, and a wealth of other confusing conflicts that can often occur during such a sensitive time after the death of a loved one. Grieving groups provide community support in individual therapy to help each and every one of us get through some of the hardest times we will ever face. The community has many long-term care based services, such as hospices and other support groups, that help with anything and everything a family needs at a time where they need help the most. There are certain stipulations such groups must embody in order to be licensed as a qualified grieving support group. Grief programs are not required to have a licensed by state law, but many hospice programs that offer support groups often have some sort of accreditation or state
Being that parents and family members sometimes overlook the grief in their children, support programs that are dedicated to them are a vital part of their grieving process. Support programs such as: The National Alliance for Grieving children, The Dougy Center, The Healing Center, and many more, provide counseling, activities and support groups to help families and children deal with their grief. The National Alliance for grieving children not only teaches about childhood grief, but they also allow families to find grief support in an area near them. The Alliance hosts grief awareness events, activities for grieving children and teens, trainings and conferences on how to help the child, and provide a list of supportive books for children and teens. The Alliance and the Dougy center are very
I work for a privately owned agency that was started by a close friend, Tiffany Carr. The agency’s name is Viviano-Carr Counseling Center. At the Viviano-Carr Counseling Center we feel it is our responsibility to engage in grief counseling and any problems that may arise as a result of said grief. Throughout our work with clients we utilize empowerment and strengths-based approaches to remind the client that
Bowlby wrote that involuntary loss can bring forth “many forms of emotional distress and personality disturbance, including anxiety, anger depression and emotional attachment.” (Bowlby, 1979. 127) Therefore, it is important for the client to be aware of the root cause of these feelings for their own wellbeing. Without this insight or awareness, they will never be able to explore the relationship with the lost loved one or the type of attachment that existed in a healthy way.
The loss of a loved one is part of life, yet disrupts belief systems, family dynamics and basic operational functions. Whether the death was expected or sudden, every person is filled with grief and sorrow. Over the past five years, I had the opportunity to serve as a chaplain with the local fire department. The only time I was called out, was when someone had passed away. I would arrive on a scene of ciaos, sadness and shock. My main role was to sit with the family until the coroner or funeral home arrived. In those moments, I would pray, read scripture, and answer questions, yet as I wrapped up my duty, I was always concerned about the next season of their life. Of course there would be a funeral or memorial, but what about two, six, or eleven months later? How would the survivors be cared for? If they were part of a church, I am sure someone would fix them meals; and maybe, the pastor would visit. But who would help them walk through the grief and transition of this situational crisis? I believe more resources need to be offered by local churches to walk families through the grief process. The goal would be for them to have more life giving habits rather than life limiting in response to their loss. The main ways churches can assist people walking through loss is by helping people by make meaning out of their suffering, offer tools to work through their psychological intrusion and ensure they are not alone.
Grief groups will be led by two facilitators, at least one of which will be a trained therapist. All facilitators will undergo training at the center via a proprietary training program developed by the Executive Director. Facilitators will come from three sources: