By Dr. Stephen-Claude Hyatt
Clinical Health Psychologist
Grief is something that everyone will experience in his or her lifetime. When a person experiences the loss of someone they love, either through divorce or death, or if they have to contend with severe and dramatic changes in their life, they are forced to face grief. The loss may involve reputation or fear of one’s well-being, which makes no difference, as the extent to which one grieves, and the feelings involved will be the same. When a loss occurs, most of us are unprepared for how to handle it. There is a lot to learn about grief, especially the necessity of grieving a loss.
How does one recognize the symptoms of Grief? What are the Tasks of Grief that must be undertaken, and what are the Stages of Grief? How does grief manifest in a corporate or school setting, and how should it be dealt with?