smhenglish Posted October 17, 2007 Report Share Posted October 17, 2007 You may have already seen this, but I thought I would just put it out there. My bereavement counselor gave me this list, and it has helped me understand what I am feeling is normal and often necessary. It is in no way complete. These are just the most common symptoms of grief.The symptoms listed below are commonly experienced during grief. Where is grief expressing itself for you? How are you coping with these symptoms?Well-being occurs when equal energy is distributed in all four dimensions. When grief is suppressed in one, it will often manifest in a greater degree in another.Physical: Weight gain or loss Fatigue, low energy Tightness in chest Muscle weakness Stomach upset Nausea Headaches Sleep disturbances Change in appetite Frequent coldsMental: Forgetful Short attention span Difficulty concentrating Confused Indecisive Easily distracted Agitated/restless Disorganized ProcrastinatingEmotional: Anger Depression Anxiety Guilt Loneliness Numbness Sadness Shock Yearning Helplessness Relief Emancipation Fear Impatience IrritabilitySpiritual: Angry at God Inner conflicts Questioning values/beliefs Lack of meaning or purpose in life Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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