By Aviva Keren Barnett Existential Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Lecturer.

“Grief is something all of us have or will anticipate. It is a painful process that forces us to clarify ourselves, our values, and our relationships. It forces us to confront the fragility of life.” Carol Becker (1992).

Here I see Becker’s statement about the fragility of life being so true. I often use the analogy with clients who have experienced a loss as though it is like the security blanket you have always walked on,