Believe it or not, speaking about or to a dead loved one is beneficial to your healing. Being able to vocalize your thoughts, fears, guilt, or pain is a healthy way to express oneself through healing. This article looks at how talking to a pass loved one or about has extreme benefits. Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification
The article, MENTAL HEALTH For Those in Grief, Talking to a Dead Loved One Is Good for Mental Health, by Danielle Corcione states,
“Grief is hard work. Whether you’ve lost a parent, sibling, a friend, or someone else, a loved one’s death can lead to a feeling of tremendous loss.
Everyone grieves differently. For some, talking to a deceased loved one at their grave is comforting, while others like to post messages on someone’s Facebook after they have died. If you’ve ever found yourself having a conversation with someone you love who has passed away, don’t worry. If you’ve ever wondered whether this is an unhealthy coping mechanism, experts argue it is a completely valid and healthy way to cope with loss.
“Speaking out loud to a loved one who has passed — whether at a grave site or out loud at home — is helpful for many people processing grief,” Dr. Alison Forti, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University, told Teen Vogue. “I will sometimes encourage my clients to speak to an empty chair in an effort to help them cope with grief. Many people will experience a sense of disbelief after they lose a loved one. By encouraging people to speak out loud to their loved one it helps them resolve that disbelief.”
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