The stages of grief

This is a lovely diagram below that a friend found that graphically depicts the grief process.  Several clients have found looking at it a "normalising" experience and have gained comfort from recognising their emotions and pain.   

I think it's great - this is a visual tool that helps illistrate the grieving process as a necessary mourning journey and as clients gradually progress into adjustment and adaptation there is hope that progress can be seen, even if sometimes it feels as though it's one step forward, two steps back. 

Counselling can really assist those going through the grieving process , allowing safe exploration of these feelings and verbalising the physical pain and symptoms that can accompany it.