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This month Griefline is exploring Recognising Strengths as part of grief recovery.
When we are experiencing grief and loss we might be in crisis mode. We often lose sight of our strengths and feel unable to cope. Yet by recognising and drawing on our strengths we can find hope, feel energised and improve our self-esteem and well-being.
Strengths can be found internally and externally. Personal strengths are our unique natural capabilities and skills, while external strengths can include a supportive family, friends or workplace and spiritual resources include our beliefs, practices and community.
These are the resources that enable us to survive and even flourish no matter how tough life gets. When we utilise them we come to understand that we are resilient and start to make reasonable expectations of ourselves and of others during this difficult time.
During this month of June let’s explore the idea of recognising strengths – both internal and external to aid in grief recovery. We would love to hear from our Online Community about the strengths you’ve drawn on or perhaps the strengths that escaped you…
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