`This book is easy to read and the accompanying computer CD of worksheets to print out is particularly useful' - Bereavement Care All children experience loss, often a death or a family separation; sometimes a friend moves away or a pet dies. Loss is the inevitable consequence of the positive experience of attachment. In this beautiful book Tina and Lorna offer teachers a resource that will support their understanding of the process and facilitate a range of activities which: - acknowledge the experience of loss - allow the expression of pain, fear, sadness - present the process as a shared experience - encourage communication - facililate recovery. This range of sensitive, positive and emotionally literate activities can be used in whole class, small group or ...
Chapter One: Nature of Death, Loss and Bereavement
Nature of Death, Loss and Bereavement
Feelings of loss are a life experience common to all of us. Such experiences touch and affect everyone, as we move through the different stages in our lives from early infancy to old age. We witness many changes within ourselves and significant others via the events of our life. Just as life is ever changing, so are our life experiences. These may include changing schools, moving home or making and losing friends. Each experience can promote a variety of emotions. Some may cause happiness whilst others facilitate less comfortable emotions which may both challenge our understanding of the world and be a cause of pain, which can be physical, emotional or spiritual (Mitchell, 1987).