Counselling primarily focussed on grief and loss is a special realm of clinical psychology that shades light over the moral assistance which can be provided to people for helping them to deal with emotional pain caused by loss or death of someone close. It also aims at offering the support necessitated by a bereaved individual while they are mourning.
The term grief generally encompasses a wide variety of emotions and behaviours exhibited by people after a major loss in their life. The first ever recorded attempt for looking into grief in a methodical way was made in the year 1944 by Erich Lindemann. By working with several bereaved people, he collected a significant amount of data that allowed him to work and publish a paper too. He described various characteristics of typical grief, such as somatic distress, hostility, guilt, preoccupation with the deceased one’s images, etc.
Although the concept of…
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