Children & Grief

Children grieve in their own way
When adults grieve they will grieve the past, the present and the future. For example, we understand that death means we have lost a loved one for the rest of this life, that there will be no more memories created and any future dreams are gone. Children will concentrate on the present. They don’t think about past memories or about what future won’t have. They only know … and feel … that their life is messed up and someone is missing.
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Grief in the Workplace

The Complexities of Workplace Grief
Dealing with grief in the workplace can be a very complicated, sensitive and pivotal task. It’s complicated because we don’t know exactly how to react. It’s sensitive because we don’t want to appear to be uncaring. At the same time it’s pivotal to our business operations because we have customers that still must be served. There are multiple aspects to cope with depending on the details of the situation.

Even though there are numerous life events that result in grief it is the death of an employee or an employee’s loved one that creates the greatest challenge when dealing with grief in the workplace.
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Helping Others Who Are Grieving

Understand that they have been injured in areas that you can’t see
If we were to meet up with someone that was on crutches, in a wheel chair or had one of their limbs in a cast we would instantly know that they were hurting. Grief is not so obvious. While grief affects all of our being most of the damage is internal. There will be times when the grief rises to the surface and we see outward behavior but for the most part we need to understand that the pain and suffering won’t be that obvious. Just remember that they are injured and hurting on the inside. Read More