Religion and Theology
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Healthy Grief Your Name School People suffer grief once they suffer from a loss of someone they cherish and loved. Grief may be as complex as the human minds, but it can never be avoided. There will come a time that a person needs to experience how it feels to grieve.
“Grief is an emotional process” as what Hood, Hill & Spilka (2009, p. 198) quoted. In literature, the discussions that are common are about stages of grief, models of grief and ritual grief (Hood, Hill & Spilka, 2009, p. 198). Kubler-Ross & Kessler (2005, p. 7) stated that there are five stages of grief. These “five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance” (Kubler-Ross & Kessler, 2005, p. 7). These are the process in which each person should undergo once they experience the loss of someone. According to them, these are only identifiers for which a person feels when in time of grief, but it does not conclude that a person will experience all of these stages (Kubler-Ross & Kessler, 2005, p. 7). Also, Kubler-Ross & Kessler (2005, p. 7) state that it does not need to be exactly the same order as how they presented the stages of grief. These are only tools for people to identify easily what they are going through in times of grief. The first stage, which is denial, does not literally mean that the people who lost their loved ones do not know it. This denial is “more symbolic than literal” as noted by Kubler-Ross & Kessler (2005, p. 8). The second and third stages are anger and bargaining. Anger, according to Kubler-Ross & Kessler (2005, p. ...