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Grief Therapy CITAM Valley Road – Short Notes

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Sunday, 16th December 2018

  1.  As a family pray together
  2. Make random visits to each other
  3. Get a project that takes you back home, where your loved ones rest
  4. Your foundation of past years is what will see you through. Nourish your soul with the word when things are fair and calm as that is what will hold you in the storm
  5. The initial reaction to the death of a loved one for most people is shock. E.g. “My son was not the dying type.” Questioning, Fear and Panic will also follow. Also one experiences pain, a sense of loss, helplessness and frustration. Hopelessness leads to mistrust leads to doubt and to a faith crisis. It may also lead to fear and emotional distress.
  6. Pour out your heart to God. He desires the best for our lives. He is good. Your loved one may be dead but our God is not dead. God has it figured out. He has our back. God knows the number of days given to us.
  7. Death is difficult, death is mysterious, every death is unique.

Factors that affect the recovery process

  1. Closeness and value of the lost relationship
  2. Circumstances surrounding the death.
  3. Social and economic implications of the death.

What is required for recovery?

  1. From shock and denial to acceptance that the person is truly gone
  2. Acknowledge the pain and the burden of grief
  3. Mourn and cry
  4. Appropriate the weight of your own loss
  5. Allow yourself to be comforted by others
  6. Seek for a new balance in life without the presence of the departed person
  7. Seek professional help if necessary
  8. Allow the process of death to shape you into a better person. Believing that something good will come out of it
  9. Use the painful experience to serve God and His people.

Death is new life and new hope that will bring glory to God.

“God will never leave us nor forsake us.”

“Fear not, for I am with you.”

Bible resources

Deuteronomy 34:4

Psalms 62

Romans 8:28

Job 6

2 Corinthians 1Psalms 147:3
Isaiah 41:13


Kwambie Nyambane, December 2018

Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane
Kwambie Nyambane is a Sales Force Effectiveness Manager in a leading bank in Kenya 'by day', a passionate inspirational blogger 'by night'; and a wellness enthusiast championing healthy lifestyle choices. The founder and lead writer of this blog is a Bsc. Food Science and Post -Harvest Technology graduate of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi. Kwambie is a member of Bloggers Association of Kenya. She believes in taking life with a big spoon, seeing the cup always as half full, and enjoying the scenery in this journey called life. Kwambie is daughter to Lilly Moraa and James Nyambane, mother to one beloved son nicknamed "The Champ"; sister to Marci and beloved auntie to the A & Z girls. She and her family make Nairobi City, Kenya their home. This blog is dedicated to her parents Moraa and Nyambane for their awesome inspiration in her formative years, for being her pillar of strength through life, her siblings Marci and Joash, and to her son "The Champ" and her nieces who represent the generation that came after her. May the nuggets contained in this blog serve many generations, the world over to come.

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