Independent Family Funeral Directors

Grief and Healing

Experiencing loss affects your head, heart, and spirit.

There’s no ‘normal’ way to feel when you lose someone—it can affect people in very different ways. You may experience a variety of emotions, and we’re here to empathise and support you while you do. Grief hits people differently—you may experience emotions of confusion, fear, guilt, explosive feelings, or even relief. You might experience all, or just a few, and they may present all at once, or one at a time. There’s no telling how you might feel from one day to the next, but just know that whatever you feel is valid, and everyone experiences grief differently. It’s healthy to feel and recognise the emotions as they occur, to help you process them, rather than locking them away.

It might feel strange to have these emotions, but they’re there to help you process the loss you’re feeling. Grief might strike you suddenly like a wave washing over you, or you may experience feelings of numbness. You might feel a wave of grief at a time where you expect it the least, or something you wouldn’t expect may trigger it. These grief attacks can be overwhelming, frightening and worrying, but they’re a natural response to the loss of a loved one. At this time, reaching out to a support network of family, friends, and mental health professionals can help you to process your emotions and your loss.

Click here to read more about the stages of grief.

‘To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.’ – Thomas Campbell