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Loss & Grief: “Can I Be Traumatized By Grief?”

grief photoLoss and grief is a complicated topic.

One of the reasons why it is complicated is because humans aren’t easily explainable and often do not fit the stages of loss and grief.

Loss and grief is a personal process that is different for everyone.

In this video, I identify the grieving process and explain how trauma can result from this process.

Struggling with the process of grief and loss can be on the most difficult things you have ever had to do. Loss is such a powerful experience that we all experience differently. To rely solely on the theories associated with the 5 stages of grief can truly leave you feeling confused about what stage you or someone you know is in. There is more to the topic of grief and loss than the 5 stages.

The 5 stages of grief include:

  1. Denial
  2. Anger
  3. Depression
  4. Bargaining
  5. Acceptance

For many of us, we don’t follow this linear pattern of grief and loss and may often experience each stage for long periods of time. Some of us experience one stage and not the other for months or years. Others may experience each stage and then circle back to experience the other stages we tend to believe should no longer be experienced after a certain period of time (e.g., denial or anger).

Grief and loss goes much deeper than just the 5 stages of grief. I discuss this further in my most recent video.

Loss & Grief: “Can I Be Traumatized By Grief?”

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC, is a licensed therapist and internationally certified trauma professional, in private practice, who specializes in working with children and adolescents who suffer from mood disorders, trauma, and disruptive behavioral disorders. She also provides international consultations and works with some young and older adults struggling with grief & loss or life transitions. Hill strives to help clients to realize and actualize their strengths in their home environments and in their relationships within the community. She credits her career passion to a “divine calling” and is internationally recognized for corresponding literary works as well as appearances on radio and other media platforms. She is an author, family consultant, Keynote speaker, and founder of Anchored Child & Family Counseling. Visit her at Anchored-In-Knowledge or Twitter and Youtube Youtube If you are interested in scheduling a telehealth family consultation, feel free to let me know. *Ms. Hill has moved all content to her other social media platforms. Take care!

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Hill, T. (2020). Loss & Grief: “Can I Be Traumatized By Grief?”. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 4, 2020, from


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