By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT People seem to believe that of all the emotions, anger is the one that is most readily understand. Someone offends you or hurts your feelings, cuts you off in traffic or takes your lunch out of the corporate refrigerator at work. All of these things can leave you […]Read more "Accessing the Pain: Processing the Five Stages of Grief, Stage 2: Anger"
By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT Most of us have heard of the Five Stages of Grief by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. In these five arenas, there are different emotions and ultimately a level of acceptance that we learn to grow to as a result of the loss. For the next five articles, we will examine each […]Read more "Accessing the Pain: Processing the 5 Stages of Grief"
By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT Thus far in these blogs, we have focused a great deal on what you do once you have lost a loved one and how you move on to living and healing. In this issue, our focus will be on appreciation. Appreciation is defined by Merriam-Webster as a feeling or […]Read more "Show Appreciation"
By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT The final ritual in this series is addressing resentments. Grief is not always a pleasant package of losing a loved one that you will miss immensely. Sometimes, there is unfinished business related to the loss. What if you didn’t get the chance to say goodbye? What if you felt […]Read more "Resentments and the Power of Unfinished Business"
Regrets and How To Handle Them – By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT The next ritual to address is regrets. Merriam Webster defines regret as sorrow aroused by circumstances beyond one’s control or power to repair. The definition denotes finality in the situation, something that cannot be resolved because the circumstances are so far removed […]Read more "Regrets and How To Handle Them"
Rituals Through The Grief Process – By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT Dr. Jeffrey Zeig, psychologist and founder of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation in Phoenix, Arizona describes grief as, “An arrow without a target.” That means that unlike other emotions, you can’t flip it around on its head and land the target to the […]Read more "Rituals Through The Grief Process"
When Will The Tears Stop? By Adrian S. Turner, M.A., LMFT You are in the midst of one of the most emotionally exhausting experiences. This loss, this emptiness is simply overwhelming and feels as though it will not end. And what to make of all the tears? What can you make of this fountain that […]Read more "When Will The Tears Stop?"