Three. Ways to Express Grief

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What Helps

There is no right way to express it, the key is to find a way of connecting to the feelings we have inside.

For some it will be talking to family or friends, for others it may be writing a journal, playing or watching sport, and others painting, making music or seeing a therapist. As I have shown in the stories, there is no right way to express it. 

My big shout is that whether we are an introvert or an extrovert, whether we are someone who naturally knows how to express themselves emotionally or finds it difficult - every one of us needs to find a way of expressing our grief.

Friends/family

Some people can only connect with themselves when they are connected to other people. For others they need to work out first what they feel on their own. Either way having people who you feel close to, and loved by, is an important component in helping you express your grief. 

There is no right way to express grief

There is no right way to express it, the key is to find a way of connecting to the feelings we have inside us, try and name them, and then find a way to express them.

Regularity

If we do this regularly it becomes more natural and develops into a key supportive pillar in the management of our pain, which in itself changes over time.

We all need to find ways of expressing our grief, and we each need to find the way of expressing it that works for us personally

Time

It is important to understand that time takes on different hues in grief: Grieving takes longer than anyone wants or...