Grief is a period during which the mourners accept death, recognize that it is an inevitable process and that the deceased won’t return. On the other hand, and as a result of acceptance, family members usually begin a recovery process full of gratitude and hope, keeping an eye on the future.
There are people with greater difficulty to get out of depression and sadness caused by death. To help them, it is possible to resort to professional advice or alternative therapies. Both are very helpful.
Professional therapy is in the hands of psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists who, in addition to listening to the patient, prescribe some medications as a help to cope with depression. With this the patient calms down and is able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
An alternative therapy we can mention refers to support groups where the mourners meet, talk about what has happened, are listened to with patience and love by the rest of the group and find support. In addition, there are outdoor activities in groups to walk, practice yoga or meditation and get rid of stress and sadness.
Grief is a period full of anxiety, sadness and pain. However, the mourner can begin to overcome it if he talks about the decease in what is known as active memory. During this period of time the mourners can bring to the present the most moving and beautiful memories shared with whoever has died, to keep alive his contribution to their lives. It is a good way to reach a harmonious and loving relationship with the deceased.
Of course, to dissipate the depression it is of great help for the bereaved to draw up a plan to continue with his life in the future. It means to take up their work, their relationship and social activities. They can also look for new illusions that keep them busy and focused on success, such as a new course or being involved in a social activity, among others.