After the loss of a loved one, a person can face a wide variety of emotions. Grief is one of the strongest of human emotions, and it can cause you to feel very lonely. Utilizing a support network to assist us in difficult times, and sharing feelings with others can be more beneficial than going through a grief journey alone.
While family and friends can provide comfort during a time of loss, often it’s not enough, since they are also feeling the weight of the recent loss, and may not have previous experience to provide the appropriate support needed.
This is where grief support groups can become a valuable resource.
The most important element in healing after the death of a loved one is having the support of others who can help you with the burden of grief. In a grief support group you can connect with others who have also experienced a loss and are learning how to live their life after it.
Grief support groups are a time-tested method of helping people struggling to cope after the death of their beloved.
Grief support groups offer companionship and understanding, as well as models that can help you reassert hope and renewed strength into your life.
Processing grief and the other emotions which often accompany grief is often more manageable when you are surrounded and supported by people who can relate to what you are going through.
It is natural for individuals to avoid sharing their loss as it can be painful to talk about their loved one who has passed and to recall moments that will never come back. Sharing memories and reminiscing are important parts of the healing process.
Support groups for the grieving can give you the opportunity to openly share your story, revisit memories, and start your healing process in a safe environment. You will also have the opportunity to hear the stories of others who have been through challenging times, and exchange perspectives on coping strategies on a day-to-day basis. You can learn about strategies to use on the most difficult of days.
At DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory we believe that our job of serving families who are experiencing grief is not completed once the funeral is over. We are deeply committed to helping you through the difficult times and providing compassionate care before, during and after the funeral.
If desired, your funeral director will assist you with finding the appropriate Grief Support Groups to help you cope with a loss of a loved one and help you recover, heal and rebuild your life.
It is our belief at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory that there is no correct way to grieve; however, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain and we are dedicated to helping you find the support that is appropriate for each individual.
For resources on grief support groups and more information about how DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory can assist you with any funeral needs, we invite you to contact us today: http://www.debordsnyder.com/