Loss Challenge #1 and a Full Kit Giveaway

October Challenge #1, Stages of Grief/Steps

Welcome to October's challenges from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out!

These are the traditionally understood stages of grief, as Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross wrote about:

Denial and Isolation.
At first, we tend to deny the loss has taken place, and may withdraw from our usual social contacts. This stage may last a few moments, or longer.

The grieving person may then be furious at the person who inflicted the hurt (even if she's dead), or at the world, for letting it happen. He may be angry with himself for letting the event take place, even if, realistically, nothing could have stopped it.

Now the grieving person may make bargains with God, asking, "If I do this, will you take away the loss?"

The person feels numb, although anger and sadness may remain underneath.

This is when the anger, sadness and mourning have tapered off. The person simply accepts the reality of the loss.

My experience has been that these stages are certainly not linear nor are they mutually exclusive. Kubler-Ross said that grief could follow anything from the death of a loved one to a great disappointment.

Please share a LO about an experience of grief in your life about any kind of loss. For the design twist, please use a visual interpretation of stages of grief as they related (or relate) to your experience...linear, stepwise, stuck, blocked, free...

Come on by the site and share your LO! We'd love to see it. You can post your LO on our gallery to be eligible for great prizes at the end of the month.

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Come join us and unburden yourself using our amazing craft...



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