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How To Heal From Family Loss

Psychologist Gemma Cribb provides advice on how to feel at peace

Gabriella Del Grande

For those who may have lost their mum, or perhaps don’t have a healthy relationship with them, Mother’s Day can be very painful.

To help those who need it, clinical psychologist Gemma Cribb has provided some guidance and techniques on how to navigate not only Mother’s Day, but every day that might prove challenging.

GRIEVE THE WAY YOU WANT TO

“It is important for you to do what you need to do,” says Gemma. “If you need to distract yourself and not acknowledge it, then that is fine. If you feel up to it, celebrating with some kind of ritual in honour of your mother’s memory is often a nice way to bring family together and share this difficult time.”

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May 13 2019