We often associate grief with death or divorce but it is defined as the conflicting feelings caused by the end or change in a familiar pattern of behaviour. With that definition in mind, we have the potential to grieve any major change, transition, or loss in our lives including loss of health, money, trust, safety, or faith for example.
Grief is the normal and natural reaction to loss
Sadly, a majority of us have not been taught how to heal our emotional pain after loss. Instead, we are told to “move on”, “keep busy”, “be strong”, “give it time” and eventually, “get over it”. This misinformation further isolates us in our pain and distracts us from our healing.
Intangible Loss affects us all
In this guidebook we'll explore the many types of intangible losses, dive into the myriad of emotions they activate, and explore how those emotions impact our bodies, minds, and behaviours and ultimately, our health and well-being.