Humor when grieving
Did you know that humor when grieving can be good medicine? A University of Alberta study uncovers an often-overlooked trigger for both grief and healing in people coping with the loss of a loved one.
For people who have recently lost a loved one, humor can trigger episodes of intense grief–but it can also help in the recovery process.
For more than 25 years I have supported many people who were grieving from the loss of a loved one – including pets. In most instances, somewhere in our sessions, we laughed. Often it was from the telling of a favorite story about their loved one. These laughs are often blended with tears.
Tears are important too. It can feel wonderful to give in and let tears flow when we are overwhelmed with emotions, whether we are happy or sad. Both tears and laughter come from the soul, from our well of feelings rising from deep down. Laughter and tears are as natural to us as is breathing.
According to NIH, clinical hypnotherapy can be a useful and effective intervention in prolonged grief reaction. It can be used to address issues of unresolved grief. If you are grieving, hypnosis can help. Call me at 760-219-8079 or send me an email. All sessions are held worldwide online. Together, we can create a program so support you with your healing in the comfort of your own home, office, hotel room, RV or wherever you may be.
Laughter and tears are as natural to us as is breathing
The best medicine? Humour can be a double-edged part of grieving
“’They all described being completely overwhelmed by grief at first, then being frequently hit by “hard-grief” triggers. Most found a way to reshape their lives without the loved one after about a year, and over the next year they were able to welcome good memories of the deceased person without triggered episodes of crying or extreme sadness. Eight of the 10 interview subjects said humour helped with their recovery.
I think nobody realized humour is present for our mental health, even in grief,” said Begoña Errasti-Ibarrondo, associate professor with the University of Navarra and a visiting academic at the U of A. “In Spain, for example, at funerals sometimes we make jokes if it is appropriate and we tell funny stories about the person or the tricks they used to play.’
“Humour is what made it possible for me to live,” said one interview subject quoted in the paper. “I looked forward to the times I could laugh or smile; I could get a break from my grief.'”
Clinical Hypnotherapy in Grief Resolution
– A Case Report
“Clinical hypnotherapy can be a useful and effective intervention in prolonged grief reaction. It can be used to address issues of unresolved grief in those individuals who develop any psychiatric disorder in response to prolonged grief reaction or in those who show complete avoidance to talk about the deceased.”
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
My mouth is filled with laughter and my lips with shouts of joy.
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