As a self-care coach my practice is filled with beautiful souls in pain, grieving, angry, sad and in shock due to the effects of COVID-19.
This got me thinking about the brilliant Dr Elizabeth Kubler-Ross the American-Swiss Psychiatrist whose famous study of the family of the elderly and their 5 stages of grief as a way to come to terms with the death of their loved ones.
During lockdown there is a lot of things we are all grieving. Some are grieving lost income, some have lost loved ones, some miss their friends and family, some are lonely, some are totally overworked. No matter our situation we are all struggling with some form of grief. Often I see how grief is like a tidal wave. All the unhealed parts of us grow into this massive wave of sadness threatening to drown us all at once.
Dr Kubler-Ross defined 5 stages of grief:
- Shock or denial
- Sadness and depression
Should you be experiencing any of these difficult feelings and needing some support. Please feel free to contact me. I have a team of Leigh Joy Inspired trained coaches who are able to assist you in your journey back to wholeness and acceptance through self-care coaching and workshops for individuals or corporates.