Are you having trouble getting over a loss?
Do you know how to effectively feel sadness?
While loss is a natural stage of life– coping with loss, abandonment, death and heartbreak– can become difficult.
Unless you were raised in a culture that respects the process of grieving and provides healthy models for how to effectively express these feelings, you’re likely having to make it up for yourself as you go along.
Trained to avoid sadness
You may instead be trained by our de-sensitized, capitalistic culture which is desperate to minimize the presence of grief and loss, instead celebrating optimism and self-improvement. You were likely taught how to minimize your own feelings of loss, by existing in a bigger world where there is not much tolerance for sadness, philosophical reflection, rage, depression, confusion, social withdrawal, and a sense of defeat.
What to do instead
You aren’t educated about “what to do” when we encounter these negative feelings in yourself or in others.