Introduction to Roots

November 22nd, 2015   •   Comments Off on Introduction to Roots   

HomeCare and Hospice of the Valley (HCHOTV) is proud to announce the arrival of Roots, the bi-monthly grief and bereavement newsletter.

Grief is one of the hardest things we experience as humans. Many metaphors are used in the description of loss. Grief is like a tidal wave crashing over our heads. At times the wave can suffocate us, taking our breath away; but at other moments the waves gently lap at our feet.

A root metaphor is an image, narrative or fact that shapes an individual’s perception of the world and understanding of reality. Much like a root metaphor, the process of bereavement, grief and mourning is the attempt to accept our new reality. Many times after a death our sense of what is right and what is wrong in the world is shattered. Bereavement represents the state of loss as a fact that someone we love has died.

Our grief is the internal response we experience physically, affectively, cognitively, behaviorally and spiritually. Our grief is how we react to the fact that someone has died. When we mourn we outwardly or publicly express loss through ritual and cultural practices. Many times we process grief and bereavement through sharing our stories.

Our hope is that Roots will offer helpful articles and suggestions in your time of loss. We grieve so heavily because we loved so much. Even in the most complicated relationships, we grieve. May this newsletter offer some guidance and support to you and your loved ones.

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