chapter  86
Person-centred theory and loss and bereavement
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Many current approaches to loss and bereavement can be described as `stage' or `phase' theories. That is, they describe the experience of grieving as a psychological process including feelings such as numbness, denial, yearning, anger, depression and acceptance. Additionally, they suggest that the `business' of grief and mourning is to ®nd a way of letting go of the lost object or person in order to be able to move on with existing relationships, to move forward toward new relationships and generally re-engage with life.