Coping With Grief in the World (How to Handle Mass Tragedy)

By January 10, 2019 February 15th, 2019 Blog

Tragedy, violence, and loss happen all over the world and sometimes it happens in huge devastation. So, How do we handle when tragedy hits?

Tip #1: How to Cope With Grief in the World 
My first tip for dealing with loss and tragedy over the world is to really lend a helping hand. You know, as unfortunate as the tragedy really is, I do believe that in our DNA we have ingrained compassion and we truly are all here to love and to support and to shine our light on everyone around the world. And really, when we go out and we help someone or help a big tragedy that has happened, it can really help change the world. Lend a helping hand. We’re all here to serve and to love on one another.

Tip #2: How to Cope With Grief in the World 
Number two is seeking help and talk about it. Sometimes it helps to talk to a professional, a mental health professional, a psychiatrist or a coach like myself. It’s important to seek professional help and really talk about it with someone that understands grief, loss and to really let out your feelings, okay? It’s great to talk to your friends and your family but there’s something about talking to a professional.

Tip #3: How to Cope With Grief in the World 
Number three is to be aware of the news. Be careful with how much news you are watching during a mass tragedy. The news is very negative and as much as we want to watch it when there’s a tragedy happening in the world, to get updates and learn more about what’s happening, we need to be aware of how much of that we’re taking in.

I would really encourage you to remove yourself from that cycle when this is happening and to just turn the television off. Try to get into some mindful meditation, breath work, something like that. So just be aware of how much time you’re really indulging in the news. Even every single day, I do not wake up in the morning and turn on the news because the first thing that we put in our minds is usually how the rest of our day unfolds.

Tip #4: How to Cope With Grief in the World 
Your feelings are important. So really let it out, do some journaling. If you need to sit inside the sadness for a while, that’s okay. Honor your feelings. Okay, I can’t recommend that enough.

Tip #5: How to Cope With Grief in the World 
Number five is to take care of yourself. Take care of your needs, your mind, body, and soul. Really try to relax as much as you possibly can. Get some physical activity, go out for a walk. Movement is so important when we are going through deep grief. We can go for a walk, do some Yoga, maybe even just some stretching. Whatever you feel like you can handle. I’m not telling you to go out on a 10k run or anything like that but just get some movement in there, alright? And relaxation exercises, like I just mentioned.

Breathwork, meditation, Yoga, stuff like that, it’s so important. The tragedy is going to happen in the world. I wish that it didn’t always have to happen but it does, it comes up and we just need to try to live from our hearts and understand that this is going to happen. And the best thing we can do is lend a helping hand, come together as a community, talk about it, support each other. Go out and volunteer at a hospital or a shelter or you know, get some things that you can ship into that country or whatever it is.

Try to be gentle with yourself, alright? So I hope that you loved this video and if you did I would love for you to subscribe to my channel. You can just click the link below there and subscribe and be a part of the founders club. This is the beginning of something super special and I would love for you to be a part of the very beginning. If you have any questions or comments, I’m always in here and I will answer your questions.

Tragedy’s going to happen in the world and it gives us the opportunity to come together as a country, as a community and really spread our love and light on others that are going through such tragedy.