Coping with grief


Grief is a normal and natural emotional response to a loss. Coping with this loss often requires a substantial effort.

The grieving process takes time and healing usually happens gradually. Feelings of loss and sadness may never go away, but with time the grief will lighten. It's normal for a person to experience a wide range of physical and emotional responses. It's important to remember that everyone deals with death and loss very differently.

In the exclusive video feature 'Coping with your grief' by Doris Zagdanski the journey of grief is beautifully described complimented with photography and music.

Grief workshops

Hansen & Cole Funerals provide professional grief training to the local community in the Illawarra region. The training is provided by our experienced funeral director Susan Wright. Susan is a qualified Certificate IV Trainer for grief & loss, and what happens when someone dies. With a background in Psychology, Susan then became a funeral director in 2001 and today she trains students at TAFE Shellharbour and TAFE Nowra. Our funeral directors are experienced in addressing groups and in sharing the insights we have learnt about communicating with people experiencing this challenging emotion.

Call Hansen & Cole Funerals now on (02) 4272 4900 to speak to our staff about arranging a workshop in your area.

MyGriefAssist - Grief information, education & training

Grief resources can be found at MyGriefAssist, a website devoted to providing grief information and resources.

Noted Australian author and speaker on grief, Doris Zagdanski, has drawn together a wealth of information that is vital for anyone coping with, or helping someone to cope with grief on the MyGriefAssist website.

A former educator and involved in the funeral industry for more than 30 years, Doris has assisted people to move through grief of all types. There is a broad range of information, inspirational books, quotes and media, and a series of practical fact sheets that speak plainly, helping you make sense of this challenging emotion, all available online.