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Strategies to Cope With a Loss

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Article by Julia Sorensen

One method for dealing with grief and loss is a good network of friends. If you are lucky enough to have caring people around you, it can help a great deal. Someone who just offers their shoulder to cry on is sometimes all that is needed. Let those around you who want to take care of you, do so. It will help you deal with the loss you are facing.

A strong family is another source of comfort during a loss. If the loss is of a family member sharing with other members of the family is a good coping strategy. Remembering the person in your own special way can help all members of the family.

Having a strong spirituality can help cope with loss. Your pastor or minister can counsel a family on coping with a loss. Faith has helped a great many people deal with a loss in their family. If you have a strong faith and religious community seek out help through this source of comfort and strength.

Whatever the source of support, it is important that you do not grieve alone. Find people who are close to you that can provide the emotional support that you need right now. If you don't have someone to help you through the process, professional counseling can be a great source of support.

Remember to take care of yourself while you are grieving. Experiencing a loss can cause some people to neglect their health and become ill. No matter what you are feeling no one can tell you what you should be feeling. It is important to remember that your grief is your personal response to a loss.

Express your emotions in a constructive and creative way and try to see the future. It might be difficult to plan for the future in the beginning stages of grief, but it is essential that you move on and forward. The feeling of sadness and loss will never truly be gone, but you can move forward and begin to live your life again. If you feel that you are not coping with your loss, seek the help of a professional who can help you through this difficult time.

For more free resources, visit http://www.thecbtcoach.com Julia Sorensen is the author of "Overcoming Loss Stories and Activities to Help Children Transform Grief and Loss" Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers:

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