For decades the body of research regarding widowhood has been minimal. Where research does exist, the area of study is often narrow and the field of respondents providing feedback specific to an older demographic.
When studying the ability of widowed people to build a new life of meaning after the death of their spouse or partner, researchers often refer to assessment scales designed to address a large variety of traumatic life experiences.
Grieving is hard emotional work which also drains our physical and mental reserves. By using what energy we have effectively we can slowly increase our confidence, our coping skills and our ability to create a life of meaning for ourselves that also honors the loved ones we grieve.
The Soaring Spirits Resilience Center is funded by individuals who believe in the power of research and evidence-based tools and resources.