Sue Martin of Sue Martin Consulting, LLC shares how to handle grief after losing a spouse.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dianekeefe/2012/12/19/handling-grief-after-losing-a-spouse
After 30 years of traditional healthcare management, Sue’s passion for helping people, led her to pursue a new career in Grief Coaching.
Sue specializes in grief and loss, helping baby-boomer caregivers whose loved ones are in the transition of their end of life on earth.
Sue utilizes a proven step-by-step process to help her clients reconnect with their life, by finding a new purpose and passion…new hopes and dreams…and last but not least, to release the grief, guilt and regrets.
Sue has been trained by and uses Marcia Wieder’s “Dream Coach”® process along with Aurora Winter’s “From Heart Break to Happiness”® training.
The Kubler-Ross model, is better known as, “The Five Stages of Grief”. In 1969, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote a book called On Death and Dying, which was inspired by her work with terminally ill patients. Her five stages of grief have become widely accepted.
The five stages include:
Denial – “No, Not me, it cannot be true”
Anger- “Why me?”
Bargaining- “What if I …?”
Depression- “What is there to live for?”
Acceptance- “It’s okay to live again”
There is no defined sequence of these stages when a person is faced with a terminal illness or being the caregiver of a love one that is dying. Not everyone experiences these stages in this order and some don’t experience each and every one of the stages. It is important to remember that YOUR grief is unique to YOU.