The A – Z of Death – K is for Kübler-Ross. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross was a Swiss-American psychiatrist working with terminally ill patients in the 1960s. Her book, On Death and Dying outlines five stages that terminally ill patients go through: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. This model has been taken out of context and applied to grieving in general, leading to a popular assumption that the bereaved go through a linear process of recovery. Although the model can be helpful in understanding feelings when we are affected by the profound challenge of losing loved ones, the reality is more that we move back and forth between stages, often in short spaces of time. This is quite normal – the ‘good days’ and ‘bad days’ don’t last for days, just for minutes , before fluctuating and changing. Our workshops, coming up on 27th Nov and 4th December, deal with the subject of grief, how we can become stuck and how to help if someone you know is suffering. Visit the Upcoming Events Page on our website for more info and to book. #grief#bereavement#kublerross#death#dying#mourning#complicatedgrief#azofdeath