This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the feeling of loss can be overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and deep sadness. The pain of grief can also disrupt your physical health, making it difficult to sleep, eat, or even think straight.
This module focuses on the grieving experience. Ordinarily, the grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it cannot be forced or hurried and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months. For others, the grieving process is measured in years. Whatever your grief experience is, it is important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to unfold naturally.
The module is about:
- Lesson 9 – Loss and Grief
After going through this module, you are expected to:
1. explain the importance of grieving;
2. demonstrate coping skills in managing loss and grief.