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The “Iko Nini” Show with Mwalimu Tsihugwa . TOPIC: Coping with Grief & Loss. GUEST: Pr. John Opiyo

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Losing someone or something you love is very painful. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. Sometimes it may feel like the sadness will never let up. While these feelings can be frightening and overwhelming, they are normal reactions to loss. Accepting them as part of the grieving process and allowing yourself to feel what you feel is necessary for healing.There is no right or wrong way to grieve — but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain. You can get through it! Grief that is expressed and experienced has a potential for healing that eventually can strengthen and enrich life. But what is Grief Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. You may associate grief with the death of a loved one – and this type of loss does often cause the most intense grief. But any loss can cause grief, including: * A relationship breakup * Loss of health * Losing a job * Loss of financial stability * A miscarriage * Death of a pet * Loss of a cherished dream * A loved one’s serious illness * Loss of a friendship * Loss of safety after a trauma The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief. Today, we have an expert; a man who deals with grief first hand as Chaplain at a Dallas Hospital Pr. John Opiyo is ready today, to get you on the first track or the front lines of this subject as he outlines how best to deal with grief – because, even subtle losses can lead to grief. Just call 323-927-2930 and ask your question. International callers ONLY: Skype.

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