Adults who have lost multiple loved ones or within a short period of time can benefit from the procedure for distinguishing between the relational implications, grief-related feelings and needs. However, stabilizing interventions to support emotion regulation should be given priority when the losses and the technique might not be appropriate for young children who have difficulty with the abstract processing required to take perspective on each loss. The term bereavement overload is used to refer to circumstances in which a grieving individual confronts multiple traumatic losses or in rapid succession, such that one loss cannot be accommodated before another occurs. Although this overload can be triggered by range of situations, the resulting bereavement complication can be the same: a complex and overwhelming fog of grief that leaves the survivor with unreality and helplessness sense. Feelings of helplessness, guilt about outliving other family members and diminished self-esteem are common responses to relentless progression for older adults who suffer from social isolation.
|Title of host publication||Techniques of Grief Therapy|
|Subtitle of host publication||Assessment and Intervention|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© 2016 Robert A. Neimeyer.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychology (all)