Chapter 6: ‘Balancing joy and sorrow’ Finding a place of comfort and solace in grief
Chapter 6: ‘Balancing joy and sorrow’: Finding a place of comfort and solace in grief celebrates the profound and at times surprising joy that now threads itself through the lives of Rachel, Yvonne, Bec and Angela. In this final chapter these four mothers share where they have learned to find comfort and solace in their grief.
1. Where have you found a source of meaning in life as a bereaved parent? (00:10)
2. What have you learned about managing triggers as time has gone on? (08:46)
3. Often bereaved parents are encouraged to find ways to ‘fix their grief’. What would you say to this? (14:41)
4. Where else have you found comfort and solace in your grief? (20:50)
If you would prefer to read these stories CHAPTER 6: ‘Balancing joy and sorrow’: Finding a place of comfort and solace in grief
Viewing these stories and confronting suffering may not be easy. When feeling vulnerable, some people find it helpful to lean into the comfort of trusted family and friends, a family doctor or counsellor.
If you are seeking urgent support we encourage you to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.These videos have been funded as part of the Paediatric Palliative Care National Action Plan Project. This Project has been funded by the Australian Government.