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February 2016

Bereavement & Grief


Following a bereavement, it was recently suggested that I write about this particular topic. The experience of grief and bereavement can be associated with many types of loss. However, this blog concerns the loss created when someone passes away.

You may wonder what a blog about bereavement has to do with a learning and development consultancy. The reality is that as bereavement is part of the human condition it is a matter that touches us all and in all aspects of life. Throughout my career, regardless of my specialist roles within the organisational context, long years of experience as a direct line manager means that I am aware that bereavement is a situation that arises in the management of others, it is also a personal experience to be lived through and presents times when giving support to friends, family and others is highly important.