Self-Reflection Loss.docx - 1 Self-Reflection Self-Reflection\/Loss By John Young Professor Kristin Woodling LMHC 2 Self-Reflection The feelings of loss

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1 Self-Reflection Self-Reflection/Loss By John Young February 27, 2018 Professor: Kristin Woodling LMHC
2 Self-Reflection The feelings of “loss, grief, and death” are felt so differently by so many people. Some lock themselves away from the world; others face it head on with a healthy mindset. A loss can turn people inside out. For example, a Christian may look to the Bible for answers, or they may be angry with God and scorn Him. According to research a common fact among humans, when dealing with a loss and grief, are five critical stages: Denial and Isolation, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. One of my primary experiences with a loss was by way of the death of my father. Although he was at the age of 80 you still never really prepare yourself unless that person is sickly already and even then, it’s not easy. My dad had health issues but known that were severe to his passing. Life has a way of giving you many lemons, but if you are wise enough, you will see that sour can be turned into sweet and how to do so. On January 18th, 2016 two days after my dad’s 80th birthday (John S. Young Sr.), I was dealt a massive bag of lemons that impacted my life and my family’s life forever. While in my room watching television, I heard my mom yelling my name

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