Grief Evaluation

Article by: Bridgehaven Team

Below is an evaluation to help you see (acknowledge) how you are doing with the different challenging experiences that grief brings. At this stage in the journey, it is tempting to begin comparing your loss with others. Inevitably, we begin to think, “Others have it so much worse than me. Why am I down?”

Resist the urge to compare your loss with the loss of others. Just because Person A got hit by a truck does not mean that Person B’s knee surgery hurt any less. The purpose of acknowledging the history and realness of your grief is not to give you a tool to downplay your loss (that would be another form of denial). The purpose is to help you identify the terrain that you will walk with the Good Shepherd (Psalm 23; John 10:1-21).

Tool: Grief Evaluation

In this evaluation you will assess how you are doing in the following areas:

  • Denial
  • Anger
  • Fear
  • Loneliness
  • Life Disruption
  • Health Impact
  • Identity Transition
  • Escapism
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Post Traumatic Features

This evaluation is taken for the upcoming presentation:

Part One:  Saturday December 8, 2012
Part Two: Saturday December 15, 2012
Presentation By: Brad Hambrick
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm or 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: The Summit Church, Brier Creek South Venue
Address: 2415-107 Presidential Drive; Durham, NC 27703
Cost: Free
RSVP: Part One  // Part Two