Bereavement Support

Our grief springs up as a result of our thought process, which tends to be incoherent at a time of great loss in our life. Healing Monastery aims to cure you by realigning your thought process, using the words of wisdom about realities of life and ingenious handling of bereavement.

A little boy in a van destroyed from the war.

Ukrainian Refugee Mental Health Crisis

Ukrainian refugees’ mental health crisis is more serious than their material deprivation. It will take years for them to physically revive, and yet decades and generations for their minds to recover from the trauma of war. If there is at least hope for a healthy nation and a prosperous country one day in future, this large scale impact on people’s mental health should not be ignored, underrated, or postponed to address later.

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Healing Power of Compassion

The compassion you have for others has a magical power to heal your own aching heart at a time of bereavement. Therefore, one of the best medicines for your grief is listening to other grievers. This simple act relieves you because there is no room in you for self-pity when your mind is engulfed by thoughts of others, but not you or anything that is yours. Unlike self-pity, compassion is outbound, meaning it springs from your core and flows outwards. The ultimate result is that you loosen up the tightness in your chest.

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Talking To Someone Helps…

Talking to someone helps during our mourning period in many ways than we know. It is more helpful when we know how to make a constructive conversation that helps us come out of suffering for the moment as well as in the long run. However, sometimes we might not feel the need to talk and that too is all fine and normal. Moreover, expressing ourselves does not have to involve mouthing, or words at all. It can be any medium that relive the heaviness of our chest, as long as it does not harm us in any way, in short or long term.

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Sense Of Self-Safety

Our sense of self-safety is the self-protection system within us. It comes to our rescue at the time we are undergoing a great loss in life. Though grieving is normal, it is necessary to be cautious about reaching harmful extremes during bereavement. Keeping our good sense active is necessary to remain safe and sane during this time. However, some circumstances like being fully looked after by the others, though seemingly fortunate, make our sense of safety redundant so that the recovery from the bereavement is difficult.

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The Healing Journey

Healing journey is a unique experience to individuals. The time it takes to heal can vary from person to person and there could be unpredictable ups and downs throughout. This whole experience depends on various factors related to our personality, the kind of support we get, our circumstances etc. Knowing our path ahead helps us skilfully emerge from our distress. Here are some common tendencies in a bereavement and healing experience, so that you know what to expect from your healing journey.

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What It Is Like To Survive The Bereavement

You might wonder what it is like to survive the bereavement, if you are at the very early stage of coping with death of a beloved. At this point, you may not be able to imagine that anything can actually make you feel better over time. Mind you, it is crucial to heal and possible to heal. There is help out there for you to come out of suffering. Your healing journey opens up for you the moment you are ready. But don’t expect that you will go back to where you were, after undergoing the healing process. In fact, you will be better in many ways than one.

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