Lesson 4: GRIEF COUNSELING
Most can agree with the simplistic definition that grief is a keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss, sharp sorrow, and/or painful regret. As we can see, grief is not too abstract a term for us to define, because to some degree we have all experienced grief or seen it displayed in others. Though it is not a hard term to wrap meaning around, it is however a complex entity in itself. It is presented differently in everyone through variances in intensity, complexity, duration, and the properties and stages that one experiences. Webster also defines bereavement as the “state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one”. This term also seems pretty simple and equates to the reactions one goes through after losing a loved one.