Certainly, loss of a loved one is a primary cause of grief and loss reactions. <br />Loss of a spouse through death or divorce <br />Loss of a parent or child through death or divorce <br />Loss of a family member or friend <br />Miscarriage <br />Loss of your beloved.<br />
Some common principles around Loss.,<br /><ul><li>loss is a constant part of life.
Children and teenagers don't show their grief like adults</li></li></ul><li>Loss<br /> Being parted from someone who or something that a person values.<br />Grief<br /> Complex emotional response to loss: including sadness, anger, helplessness, guilt, despair.<br />Grief and loss can be said to be part of every human life although the meaning of this experience and responses to it are unique.<br />Each of us will grieve in our own unique way for the unique loss that we have suffered. There is no right or wrong way to grieve.<br />
Some of the adolescent losses<br />Chance (more or less)<br /><ul><li>death
Adjust to the environment when someone or something is no longer there,
Emotionally relocate what is lost and try to move on with life.,</li></ul> Whatever happens LIFE would have to move on.<br />
Responses to grief & loses<br />Physical responses<br /><ul><li>Weakness, loss of appetite/comfort eating, feelings of choking, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, dry mouth, gastrointestinal disturbances
Anger</li></ul>Anger at family & friends, at the deceased, God, the world, yourself<br /><ul><li>Guilt: the starring role</li></ul>At what we did/didn’t do<br /><ul><li>Range of emotions are wide, everyone will experience different ones</li></li></ul><li>Some common principles around grieving.,<br /><ul><li>grieving is normal.
dealing with loss is an individual, mostly private, possibly lonely process.
young people are limited by experience and options.
it is a privilege to be invited into the experience of loss of an adolescent.
loss threatens our sense of safety and trust.</li></li></ul><li>Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss in what dies inside us while we live. <br />Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.<br />The greatest danger, that of losing one's own self, may pass off quietly as if it were nothing; every other Loss, that of an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc., is sure to be noticed.<br />One should never be sexually involved with anyone one genuinely cares for. A sexual relationship guarantees a Loss.<br />
I finally understand what life is about: <br /> It is about losing everything. Losing the baby who becomes a child, the child who becomes an adult, like the trees loose their leaves. So every morning we must celebrate what we have.<br />