Strong unsettling emotions are a normal part of grieving. When one is grieving a loss it is very hard to be objective and accept that ‘grief emotions’ are normal and have a healthy purpose. Dr. Milner has experience with adult and child grief. In both populations, facing grief is very challenging with its resulting uncertainties and anxieties.
In the case of children, because their cognitive equipment is as yet incomplete, a child will often interpret their normal ‘grief emotions’ inaccurately, resulting in the application of their own destructive imaginary thought, which disrupts the normal process of mourning, creating greater opportunity for impaired emotional development (Fogarty, The Magical Thoughts of Grieving Children).
Dr. Milner validates these painful feelings, in both adults and children, and helps the person give themselves permission to move along their own healing path at their own pace.