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Grief Management


In cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, the causes and emotional disturbances that do not allow you to overcome your loss are identified. Migration mourning, loss of loved ones, grief over the death of a child, among other causes. Grief is the natural reaction to death and is considered one of the most intense life stressors that human beings can go through. In a society that lives on attachment and does not prepare for a natural process such as facing death. From this approach, fragility and the inability to assimilate the loss process with maturity are caused.


Broadly speaking, while most people can come to accept the loss after a few months or last a little beyond a year, undergoing adaptive (normal) grief, others will face more complex conditions and grieve. complicated (more than a year). This has been the situation of many people who have not been able to say goodbye to their loved ones, tragic deaths, suicides, murders or sudden and not currently unable to perform any ritual or funeral with family support and support resources due to the pandemic. of COVID-19. Other people will develop pathological mourning when there is no mourning, or its onset is delayed, or when the mourning is excessively intense and long-lasting. Here we explain the stages of grief and how to use them to heal in a healthy way.

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Ana Valeria Capeles MSW, LICSW located in Puerto Rico
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