ABSTRACT

Grief is an intensely personal, contradictory, chaotic and unpredictable internal process. The other track considers the emotional attachment and the relational aspects to who or what was lost as an important part of grief. Restoration-oriented or future-oriented actions are part of restoration orientation. This includes everything whereby the client focuses on change, takes new action, and/or seeks distraction form the grief. In the Dual Process Model this can be symbolized by overlapping the loss- and restoration orientations. One of the most important factors that determine the weight of the grief is the meaning and nature of the relationship. Social support is very important in dealing with grief, and lack of support through a social network heightens the risk of solidified grief. A social network basically consists of everyone from each system that the client is a member of. Social media can also be considered part of the social environment.