Guest Feature Topic: The Benefits of Gardening When Coping With Grief: by Memorials of Distinction. (With Internet resources)

This is another one of those topics that were not planned. We were contacted by an organisation named Distinctly HQ they reached out to us after having read our topic on Dissociation and Grief. They contacted us as they had a resource that they felt would be good for our page. They gave us the following information……..

Please see Guest Feature Topic: The Benefits of Gardening When Coping With Grief: by Memorials of Distinction. (With Internet resources) which covers:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Benefits of Gardening When Coping With Grief: by Memorials of Distinction
  3. The Benefits of Grief Gardening: Internet resources (with Illustrative examples)
  4. Our final thoughts/YouTube Video

© Copyright 2019 Grief Probate Journey Blog *PLEASE NOTE The following comes from Memorials of Distinction. They are a U.K.-based company with over 35 years of experience in stonemasonry. Their Useful Guides page contains a range of information to help those suffering from loss. We receive no funding from Memorials of Distinction, we share their resources because we believe they will be of use to our readers. It also comes from UK and AMERICAN WEBSITES*

1. Introduction

This is another one of those topics that were not planned. We were contacted by an organisation named Distinctly HQ they reached out to us after having read our topic on Dissociation and Grief. They contacted us as they had a resource that they felt would be good for our page. They gave us the following information.

“National Charity Marie Curie reported that in the period March 2020 to March 2021 nearly 47% of the population of the UK had lost someone they knew personally. Providing individuals with a variety of coping strategies to handle their loss is essential to cultivating an atmosphere to help people move forward with their lives with a degree of stability. With this in mind memorial experts, Memorials of Distinction, have produced a guide titled: ‘The benefits of gardening when coping with grief’. The resource outlines advice on how to utilise gardening and the natural environment as a method of coping with loss, detailing such points as starting a garden, attracting wildlife as well as some national examples of cemeteries containing expansive gardens”. 

After having read this information, and the guide right away we knew this was something that would be beneficial for our community, and it was our pleasure to share this information.

We definitely do agree there are strong benefits to Grief Gardening. Our Dad was a gardener (so is our Mum). When our Dad passed away we found comfort in tending to his garden and watching his labour continue to grow and blossom. For all of these reasons, we didn’t hesitate to make this a topic.

Please see Guest Feature Topic: The Benefits of Gardening When Coping With Grief: by Memorials of Distinction. (With Internet resources):

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2. The Benefits of Gardening When Coping With Grief: by Memorials of Distinction

2.1 The Benefits of Gardening When Coping With Grief

What Is Grief Gardening?

“When you lose someone, the grief will never go away completely — but there are healthy ways to cope. Some people find that gardening as they grieve, known as ‘grief gardening’, can gently relieve some of the emotional and physical symptoms after the loss of a loved one”.

2.2 Memorials of Distinction is a family run business

“Memorials of Distinction is a friendly, long-established, family run business and the ideal stonemason to entrust with the important job of creating the perfect and most fitting tribute for your departed loved one following a burial or cremation”.

2.3 About us

Headstone, Memorial and Gravestone Specialists

“We will help you to choose or design the most suitable headstone, memorial or gravestone, from our large selection of premium quality granite headstones and designs, using the most up to date techniques. We offer extra additions such as grave statues, flower vases and ornaments to add a truly personal touch without going for a fully bespoke memorial design”.

2.4 Contact us

Contact Our Team

“Our team of highly experienced staff are waiting to help with any queries you may have.  You can get in touch by phone, email or in person at one of our showrooms, see details below. You can also request a brochure if you would like to look at our selection offline”.

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3. The Benefits of Grief Gardening: Internet resources (with Illustrative examples)

3.1 The benefits of gardening when coping with Grief | AtaLoss.org

“From gentle activities like watering, to more intensive work-outs like digging and raking, you will get your body moving and the blood pumping, helping to reduce feelings of sadness or anger. Grief can never be rushed, it will ebb and flow as memories surface and events come and go”.

3.2 Why Gardening is Great For Your Mental Health and Wellbeing?

“Studies have found that the mental health benefits of gardening are extensive. Not only can regular gardening reduce mental health problems like depression and anxiety, but it can also reduce stress and combat high blood pressure, as well as improving overall physical fitness”. (12 Sept 2016).

3.3 Gardening for Grief | Soil to Supper

(22 Apr 2019) — “A few of the benefits from gardening include improved physical health, emotional wellbeing and social interaction, which are all positive ways”…

3.4 Gardening Through Grief – Still Standing Magazine

(17 Feb 2018) — Scientific research shows that gardening lowers stress levels.¹ It also reduces inflammation — a precursor to heart disease, depression and …

3.5 Community gardening helped me cope with grief | UK – vT

(12 Nov 2021) —2 APCG not only provides all the tools volunteers need to help grow vegetables like squash and rhubarb, plant flowers, tend to the beehives, make”…

3.6 Why Are Gardens So Good for the Soul?  – Psychology Today

(15 Jan 2020) — “Writer Margo Rabb experienced her own form of healing from prolonged grief in the garden that Fehlhaber tends, which she shared in her New”…

3.7 Gardening in a time of Grief – GriefChat

“I am forever grateful that in these times of lockdown and virus, my dad was able to come back to the place he’d called home for nearly 60 years, spend one last”…

3.8 About the Benefits of Gardening for Mental Health

“After that, I focused on watering and weeding, and not much else. My moments in the garden eased my sadness and helped me deal with my grief because they were”…

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4. Our final thoughts/YouTube Video

When we were contacted by Distinctly HQ we felt honoured that we would be able to share this topic. We didn’t see what was to come by getting hacked. However, we are grateful it did not stop us and we are back and able to share it.

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