Helpful Tips for Coping with Grief and Loss

Sad woman looking at dead husband's photo

Losing someone you love or care deeply about is one of the most painful experiences of life. You will likely experience a number of difficult emotions ranging from anger to depression. These are all normal reactions to a significant loss in your life, and while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the emotions that you are feeling. As part of our commitment to helping you through this difficult time, here are some helpful tips for coping with grief and loss from Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland .

Embrace Your Emotions

As you experience the varying stages of grief , make time to each emotion that arises. Do not judge any particular emotion as good or bad, and know that it is healthy to embrace these emotions. You may even wish to keep a journal or notebook close to jot down what you are thinking and feeling when different emotions arise.

Take Care of Yourself

Make sure to take care of yourself during this trying time, even if it is the last thing you want to do. Being in good spirits starts with being healthy, and that means you need to eat right, get plenty of fresh air, and try to incorporate 20 minutes or more of light to moderate exercise into your daily routine. You’ll be amazed how fast you come to terms with your loss by simply taking care of yourself. 

For help dealing with your intense emotions, turn to Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. You can access our online counseling services, join in group grief support, or watch interactive videos from our trained grief counselors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit our website or call us at (510) 654-0123 to learn more about our funeral services and grief support resources.