IMPORTANCE OF A FUNERAL
INFORMATION FOR MOURNERS
HOW TO CONSOLE
- Let the mourner
to talk and set the tone, especially in sensitive situations such as
suicide or young deaths or guilt-ridden grief.
- Listen considerately
- not as though you are taking a breather before beginning to talk again.
It is better to be silent than overly talkative.
- Show concern
for the mourner's well-being. Your face should wear a mien of seriousness,
not necessarily sadness.
- Ideally, your
should not be distracting, but therapeutic. The mourner's "small
talk" should trigger your interest as though it is of great import.
- Speak of the
It may appear to be hurtful, but in fact it helps the mourner to unburden
himself. Recall the major events in his life, his opinions on important
matters, the quality of his relationships.