Deal with Death

How to Deal with Death, Loss, and Grief

A friend of mine died over the weekend.

His death was unexpected and extremely painful to learn about.

My immediate response was to deny the idea that I’d never see him again.

I wanted to cry, but didn’t, because I just couldn’t believe that he was gone.

Then I remembered I was experiencing the exact emotions written by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her five stages of grieving.

In her book “On Death and Dying,” Kübler-Ross shares five stages of grieving, which include:

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Bargaining
  4. Depression
  5. Acceptance

This allowed me to push through my desire to deny my friend’s death.

Instead of choking down my emotions, I finally allowed myself to cry.

Please know that holding in your feelings is much more harmful than expressing them.

In fact, I encourage you to express your emotions as they arise, because doing so is healing and therapeutic.

This is why I decided to create a live conversation with my friends on Facebook about how to deal with death, loss, and grieving.

In this week’s video, I help viewers release their emotions and work through their feelings about death and loss.

How to Deal with Death and Loss

 
Key takeaways from video:

  • Release your sadness by crying when you feel like crying.
  • Denying your emotions leads to energy build-up that can become toxic and make you sick.
  • Qigong movements for the lung help release sadness.
  • Also use qigong movements for the liver to release unexpressed emotions of anger

Please take care of yourself during this very difficult time and remember that you are not alone.

Please also follow the advice in the video and allow yourself to heal.

Also, feel free to reach out to me for a counseling session if you feel you can not do it on your own.

Sending you healing,
Josephine

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Josephine Bila

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I’m Josephine Bila, LMSW, a licensed social worker for you — the health seeker who craves an energized body, strong relationships, and the willpower to overcome any obstacle.

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