Hello KALMers! How are you? KALM wants to summarize KALM’s latest event. This event is the result of KALM’s collaboration with OVO Indonesia. Do you know, KALMers, this is the second time KALM has collaborated with OVO Indonesia. Anyone remember the previous KALM X OVO event?
You can read the summary of the previous event here, ok!
Different from the previous topic, on Friday, August 20th, 2021, KALM and OVO chose grieving as the topic of discussion. This topic was chosen knowing that the Covid-19 pandemic situation, which has not ended yet, has created an atmosphere of grief. This event is a part of KALMporate Service series KALM for OVO which consists of Webinars and Counseling Groups.
So, are you curious about the webinar? Here’s the summary!
What comes to your mind, KALMers, when you hear about grieving? Grieving is a condition usually experienced when we lose someone/something that is marked by a sense of grief. This condition is usually accompanied by various sensations and feelings such as disbelief, anxiety, hopelessness, and loneliness.
“Grieving isn’t always about death. Breaking up with your boyfriend/girlfriend or being left by a friend can also cause grief. When you feel sad because of losing something, it is grief.” said Karina Negara, as a speaker in this Webinar.
How People Get Through Grief
Everyone grieves in their own way. Some might show their grief by crying, but others don’t. Crying is a normal response to sadness, but not the only one. So those who don’t cry, it doesn’t mean they don’t feel sad and lost.
There is no specific time for grieving, it is different for everyone. Some people might take just a short while to recover from grief, some might take years to move on. It doesn’t matter. In fact, there is no specific time span for grieving.
Although there is a term such as “5 Stages of Grief” (which included Denial-Anger-Bargaining-Depression-Acceptance phase) in dealing with grief. Everyone could experience these steps/phases differently and that is OK. That is all a normal process, KALMers.
It is important for us to understand how to get through the grieving period so that we can handle the unpleasant sensations of grief. Here are some tips you can do when you’re grieving:
1. Feel and Acknowledge Your Feelings
All feelings matter and none is wrong. You can feel all the sadness, anger, or whatever feelings you go through when you’re grieving. These are normal experiences and you are allowed to feel it. However, you have to accept and validate all your feelings so that you are able to deal with it.
2. Seek Help
This is probably the most difficult step because some people think seeking help means you are weak, but it is actually not. You can share your difficulties with someone you trust. Don’t be afraid to speak your needs if you need support and help.
KALMers can also contact Kalmselor via KALM App if they need professional assistance. KALMers can download it here!
3. Do Self-Care & Be Gentle with Yourself
Like an immunity supplement, self-care is a supplement for mental health. It is important to consistently do self-care so that your mental stability is maintained. In addition, try not to judge and force yourself to quickly recover from grief. Take your time. Slowly what you go through will get easier.
4. Stay Connected with Others
We may lose the most precious person in our life. But that doesn’t mean no one cares about us anymore. Don’t isolate yourself, KALMers! Meet your closest people, your family, or friends so you don’t feel alone facing grief. Sometimes when we are sad, the presence of others will be very valuable to us, right?
You can also read articles about how to support someone who is grieving here!
Well, that’s the summary of KALM Webinar for OVO Indonesia. Hope this article will be useful!
If your company needs mental health services and wants to collaborate with KALM, you can contact our email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via KALM’s social media (Instagram: @get.kalm and Twitter: @get_kalm).
Written by: Rachma Fitrianing Lestari
Translated by: Rachma Fitrianing Lestari
Edited by: Lukas Limanjaya
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