Using Meditation and Mindfulness for Funerals & Grief

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When dealing with grief or attending a funeral there are a few things that you can do to make the day a little easier. By practising grief meditation and mindfulness it can be helpful when you’re experiencing feelings of great sadness or the memories of a deceased loved one are disrupting your life and making it difficult to perform everyday tasks.

Grief meditation

To help the bereaved cope with sadness and stress, grief meditation is often used. This practice involves spending a period of time, or even just a few seconds, focusing on being present and in the moment, while not engaging in distracting thoughts.

This type of meditation can be practised to help with attending a funeral right through to coping with daily life after a loved one has died. Grief meditation can help everyone, but it’s particularly beneficial to those coping with grief or attending a funeral.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is similar to grief meditation, however, this involves being in a state of great focus on the individual’s present moment, acknowledging unpleasant and painful feelings and thoughts (such as grief and sadness), but actively choosing not to be distracted or distressed by them.

This meditation practice has become increasingly more popular over the last few years and it is often used for cognitive-behavioural therapy. It is recommended by the NHS to improve your mental well-being.

Mindfulness can be practised anywhere and everywhere, from sitting at home in your bedroom, to at your desk at work, while shopping or even when playing sports. The most important thing to remember is that you cannot force yourself to be mindful and trying too hard has the opposite effect.

Contact Cope Memorials

We realise that this short blog won’t have made what you’re going through any easier, but hopefully, it will provide you with a foundation for different meditative options available to you when coping with grief.

Here at Cope Memorials, we’re always more than happy to help you choose the right type of headstone, all you need to do is get in touch. You can give us a call on 01773 602 187, or fill out our online contact form.

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