What is grief?

Dolores Robu

When we form a loving bond with a person or a pet, we set ourselves up for the pain of grief when that bond is broken. Grief is experienced psychologically through your thoughts and feelings. It is experienced socially through the interaction you have with those around you and physically through the health of your body. Your grief can best be identified by your reactions to the loss that you have suffered. Your grief may express itself in disturbing and confusing feelings and emotions that you have never experienced before. The feelings and emotions may be very powerful and even frightening, although for the griever they are common. Although no two persons experienced quite the same feelings, they provoke ahas, when shared with others who have had a similar loss. For this reason the Bereavement Support Group that meets weekly at SaddleBrooke helps to normalize feelings that do not feel normal. The SaddleBrooke Bereavement Support Group is a free service, provided by SaddleBrooke Health and Wellness. The group meets every Sunday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Coyote Room on the lower level of the HOA One Clubhouse. If you have experienced a loss or know someone who has, please come. This is a drop in group and it is not necessary to register or feel and pressure to return.