WHAT ARE THE FIRST REACTIONS OF GRIEF?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

  • 1- Feeling emotionally
    numb is usually the first reaction to a loss, and perhaps lasts for a few hours
    or days. In some ways this numbness may help the person get through the
    practical arrangements and family pressures that surround the funeral, but if
    this phase goes on for too long, it could be a problem.

  • 2- The numbness may be
    replaced by a deep yearning for the person who has died. The person may feel
    agitated or angry, and find it difficult to concentrate, relax or sleep. They
    may also feel guilty, dwelling on arguments they may have had with the dead
    person or on emotions and words they wished they had expressed.

  • 3- sThis period of strong, often volatile emotions usually gives way to bouts of depression, sadness, silence and withdrawal from family and friends. During this time, the person may be prone to suwdden outbursts of tears…

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