Therapy Toronto Psychotherapy Definitions
(Dupont-Spadina and Guelph)
- Grief may be defined, following John Bowlby, as the physical, emotional, somatic, cognitive and spiritual response to actual or threatened loss of a person, thing or place to which we are emotionally attached.
Every person experiences grief and loss in their own way.
Sometimes based on the attachment to the lost person, thing or place, the circumstances of the loss, our history of loss we may find we want support to process our experience of the loss and integrate it into our current reality.