Mental Health Monday – The Adventure of Grieving


“The brave soldiers have fallen,
    they were killed in battle.
    Jonathan lies dead in the hills.

 I grieve for you, my brother Jonathan;
    how dear you were to me!
How wonderful was your love for me,
    better even than the love of women.
2 Samuel 1:25-26


Psychologist, writer and innovator, Geoff Warburton has spent the last 25 years studying love and loss. Geoff challenges conventional apathy about grief and loss by offering an approach that evokes curiosity, openness and compassion. His approach synthesizes Eastern wisdom traditions, in-depth psychology and common sense. The emphasis of his message is towards thriving after loss — and not merely surviving. He presents a perspective that challenges Western thought by saying there is no ‘right’ way to grieve and advocating that grief can be ‘the ride of your life’. Working from both his personal and professional experiences of bereavement, he goes so far as to say that loss through bereavement can become an adventure to be had, rather than a problem to be solved.