Emotional Issues

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The Stages of Grief   

It is now commonly accepted that grief involves a five stage cycle of denial anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance. Often this five stage cycle is referred to as the Kubler-Ross cycle or the Kubler-Ross model, after Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, the doctor who investigated this cycle in people grieving over the loss of a loved one.… Continue reading The Stages of Grief

Bereavement Support   

When an individual has lost a loved one (s)he is said to be bereaved. This is an emotional time, and often one that can be surprising and even frightening to both the bereaved and his or her family and friends. It is during bereavement that most people require additional support, whether it be emotional, practical… Continue reading Bereavement Support

Bereavement Counselling: What to Expect   

Bereavement counselling is a specialised type of counselling that involves supporting individuals who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This counselling helps them work through their grief as well as perhaps learn coping mechanisms to help them when they are on their own. Bereavement counselling is recommended for anyone, of any age, whose… Continue reading Bereavement Counselling: What to Expect

Celebrating a Child s Life   

The death of a child can be particularly painful for family and friends especially adults who feel that they should not have outlived such a young person. The death of a child is often equated to the loss of a future, or the loss of all of the possibilities for that child s life. Though… Continue reading Celebrating a Child s Life

Coping With Other People s Grief   

Everybody experiences grief differently so knowing how to respond to other people s grief can be difficult, especially if you re also dealing with your own. Practical issues around bereavement mean that you can t always give people as much space as you might like to. How can you figure out the best course of… Continue reading Coping With Other People s Grief

Questionnaire: Do You Need Bereavement Counselling?   

In the aftermath of a death it is perfectly normal to cycle through many different emotions. Feelings of sadness, frustration, anger, denial, guilt and even relief can all be typical of those who are grieving. Even when people know this, however, there are those who will not recognise when their emotions are making a major… Continue reading Questionnaire: Do You Need Bereavement Counselling?

Children Losing a Parent   

The loss of a parent is a great blow to anyone, but for children it may be particularly emotional. Children may not be able to understand exactly what is happening when a parent dies and even if they do understand they may not be equipped yet to discuss their thoughts and emotions. Child bereavement, then,… Continue reading Children Losing a Parent

Coping With A Loved One s Terminal Illness   

Coping with a loved one s terminal illness may be one of the hardest challenges that you face in your life. Terminal illnesses are those from which there will be no recovery, so in effect when you face a terminal illness you face an illness that will lead to death and, for family and friends,… Continue reading Coping With A Loved One s Terminal Illness

Talking to Children About Death   

Talking to children about death can be uncomfortable and very often parents don t think about talking to their children about this subject until a close relative, friend or even pet dies. This may be because parents do not want to speak about the subject themselves, or because they are attempting to spare their children… Continue reading Talking to Children About Death

Coping with Loss   

Everyone copes with loss differently and there is no right or wrong method for dealing with the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one. People will experience many different emotions while they are bereaved, they will experience these emotions in different orders and for different lengths of time, and no doubt they will… Continue reading Coping with Loss