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Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, particularly to the loss of someone or something to which a bond was formed. Although conventionally focused on the emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. While the terms are often used interchangeably, bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.
Every step of the process is natural and healthy. It is only when a person gets stuck in one step for a long period of time that the grieving can become unhealthy, destructive and even dangerous. Going through the grieving process is not the same for everyone, but everyone does have a common goal; acceptance of the loss and to keep moving forward. This process is different for every person but can be understood in four or more stages, depending upon the theory that is being used. In the four step model there are:Shock and Denial
Shock is the initial reaction to loss. Shock is the person’s emotional protection from being too suddenly overwhelmed by the loss.
The person may not yet be willing or able to believe what their mind knows to be true. This stage normally lasts two or three months.
Intense concern often manifests by being unable to think of anything else. Even during daily tasks, thoughts of the loss keep
coming to mind.
Conversations with one at this stage always turn to the loss as well. This period may last from six months to a year.
Despair and depression is a long period of grief, the most painful and protracted stage for the griever (during which the person
gradually comes to terms with the reality of the loss). The process typically involves a wide range of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors.
Many behaviors may be irrational. Depression can include feelings of anger, guilt, sadness and anxiety.
Berger identifies five ways of grieving, as exemplified by:Nomads