Do you want to be there for a loved one, but don't know how? Here are some techniques to help you ‘hold space' for people in need.
The article linked above is a wonderful explanation of how the author came to her conclusions about grief, how to hold space for people, and honor the pain the person is feeling. It is well worth the read and an important piece of the human interaction puzzle. If you aren't sure what to say to someone who is hurting this article will have something to help you figure it out.
If you have a moment to watch this Facebook live, you will hear about how I navigated and still navigate people's emotions when #deathhappens. My experiences and own awareness of what I need in my time of grief has led me to the following conclusions
- Everyone grieves differently
- People respond to death differently
- I am not responsible for your emotions
- People are allowed to say no and hold their boundaries
After I aired this live, a friend shared the article linked here with me and I knew I needed to share it here as well. I hope you find something in all of this to help you navigate when #deathhappens.