Grief is an emotion that impacts us across the spheres of functioning; it taps into the psychological, emotional, social, physical and spiritual components of our being. What helps us through the normal responses to grief are the ways in which we express them. T’here are many types of loss, and each one is felt and expressed differently. We grieve loss in pain, sadness, relief, silence and in isolation. We experience loss through bereavement, and we mourn loss through rituals. Understanding the process takes a gentle and skilled hand. Let me take yours and walk you through the common stages and the grief tasks required. Grief is a process, not a one night event.