We live in a time where our mortality is relatively ignored – it’s almost as if that if it does become a reality in your life then you have somehow transgressed the unspoken rule – we all live forever and must be positive all the time!

Realist about life

I don’t know about you but that sounds completely exhausting to me. After having a long career in the public service, I tend to be a realist about life and the ensuing hardships we all face at one point or another. I actually enjoy having discussions about the time we have on the earth and how we can find meaning during our short trip around the sun.

So, if you are taking the time to read this blog then you or a close friend or family member may have been given some unpleasant and confronting news to do with mortality.

Where do you start when dealing with the prospect of death?

Well, that’s entirely up to the individual or the family that is having to deal with this hard news. For some, it’s a time to get practical, for others they will spend time dealing with emotions; or there is any other journey in between. The important part is knowing or figuring out what the dying person wants or wishes and how the family can support and just be with their person until the end.

If you would like to talk more about this feel free to give me a call on 0404 821 779. I would like to offer my services for counselling (individual, couple or family groups), support and guidance during this time.

Firstly, I would like to meet with you and your close family or friends – the first consultation is free. From there, we can see what your family would need for my service and we can work towards a budget.

 

Nina Linder

GrDip(Counselling); BHthSc(Nursing); GrDipClPr(Aged Care)

Registered with the Australian Counselling Association

Fare Thee Well Pty Ltd

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