Mourning, an important step when losing a loved one

Mourning is a painful emotional state caused by the death of a loved one. A time of pain and sorrow
following this disappearance.

Les 5 étapes du deuil

  • Shock and denial
  • Anger
  • Bargaining
  • Deep sadness
  • Acceptance

The grieving process generally lasts 6 to 24 months. A wide range of factors can influence the course and duration of the process.

Toolbox to get through the tough days:

  • Make a list of people who love us and dare to ask them for support;

  • Go for a walk in nature;

  • Take a warm bath and rest well;

  • Follow a daily routine and eat well;

  • Minimize decision-making since the upheavals experienced can cloud judgment;

  • Surround yourself with living beings (plants, animals) to stay in touch with life;

  • Write about your experience in a personal diary;

  • Go to massage therapy;

  • Go to the movies, express yourself through the arts, play sports;

  • Share the experience with someone who has gone through the same situation;

  • Participate in a growth or support group;

  • Se donner le droit d’être souffrant;

  • Give yourself the right to enjoy pleasant moments through moments of suffering.

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