In my almost 15 years of working with clients one thing has become very clear to me: most people today experience deep grief about losses unseen.
When most people think of grief, they think of a physical death: A family member or friend died and then a grief process begins.
Most people don’t realize grief is a process that arises from more than just death.
Death is simply the most tangible way we can conceptualize grief. When a person dies, they are no longer with us in body, and therefore, we believe we have experienced a loss. There is a direct, tangible, and measureable loss.
However, our lives are a constant series of losses:
Loss of a dream
Loss of a desire
Loss of our innocence
Loss of our hopes
Loss of our health
Loss of our child’s health
Loss of who we used to be
The list can go on and on.