Chelsea Albus is a primary therapists that helps individuals work through the grieving process. The article notes how loss affects people based on diverse religious and cultural levels. The backgrounds are important to gaining an understanding on how the person responds to their recent loss. Some people restrict eating or avoid emotional expression.
The therapist finds Eastern philosophy aids her clients through grief and mindfulness guides them through difficult time. Those who restrict their eating after a loss do so to disassociate from the loss and repress their emotions. Some withdraw from the outside world in order to protect themselves from getting close to other people who might become a loss. With the mindfulness therapy, people overcome fear and hurt to regain the strength to live in the present, have compassion, and feel the loss. This process can help the client memorialize the death of the loved one and move forward.
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