Grief Support after the Loss of a Loved One
When cremations are done as one of the cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, you’ll begin the grieving process for the loss of someone you loved. It is a process that has no time limit. It is a process that will be unique for you. It is a process that will affect you emotionally, mentally, physically, and, perhaps, even spiritually.
The grieving process is not something you should try to go through all by yourself. If you’re a person who needs a lot of solitude to process things, to regroup, and to reenergize, there will be a strong temptation to isolate yourself from everybody and everything while you grieve.
This is not good, nor is it healthy.
If you’re a person who gets your energy from other people, who talks through everything to process it, and who needs to keep busy, you will have a strong temptation to be with people all the time, to being doing something all the time, and to talk to anybody and everybody about everything all the time.
This is not good, nor is it healthy, either.
Both of these are extremes that you may find yourself drifting toward as you are grieving. It’s important to be aware of these tendencies and to get a balance approach to getting the help and support you need to get through the grief process.
There are several ways to find support while you’re grieving.
If you are wired toward being alone more than not, you should seek out a few close and trust friends or family members who will help you avoid isolating yourself. You may find that, even though you’ve enlisted their help, you will resist it at times. But their job is to make sure that you have the balance you need to grieve intensely and then begin the healing process that still has grief as a component, but where grief is not the engine of your life.
If your tendency is to be around people and be busy all the time, then you should find trusted friends and family members who can objectively see when you are actively avoiding grief. They can slow you down and get you into quieter situations where you can actually process the grief in a healthy way instead of shutting it out.
Grief support groups are also a very good resources when you’re grieving. The funeral home will either host support groups or have resources for grief support groups within your community. Ask them and then attend the support groups. You may have to go to several different groups before you find one that you are comfortable with, but don’t just go to one, decide you don’t like it, and never go to another one.
There is a lot of comfort in groups where everybody is experiencing similar situations, feelings, and thoughts. Trust can be built and grief can be explored honestly and without criticism or judgement. When people aren’t grieving or haven’t been through the grief process, they can sometimes, without meaning to, say very hurtful and insensitive things that compound the sadness and sorrow you’re already experiencing. Grief support groups are safe places, where you can expect people to be kind, sensitive, gentle, compassionate, and empathetic.
To learn more about grief resources as part of the cremation services in Phoenix, AZ, our compassionate and experienced team at Simply Cremation & Funeral Arrangements can assist you. You can come to our funeral home at 16952 W. Bell Rd., #303, Surprise, AZ, 85374, or you can contact us today at (623) 975-9393.