Judgement and Grief: Featuring Sue Ryder Empty Chair Campaign

In life, there are many opportunities and ways in which you can be judged or feel as though you are being judged. Grieving can definitely make you feel this way even if it is not actually happening. Grieving for longer than is thought or considered to be too long can make you feel as though you are possibly being judged…….

Please see Judgement and Grief: Featuring Sue Ryder Empty Chair Campaign which covers:

  1. Introduction
  2. Judgement and Grief
  3. Sue Ryder Empty Chair Campaign
  4. Our Final Thoughts
  5. Our YouTube Video

© Copyright 2019 Grief Probate Journey Blog *PLEASE NOTE THIS INFORMATION IS SOURCED FROM UK and AMERICAN WEBSITES* It is also based on our own experience. *We are not experts in this field, we are speaking purely on our own experience with information sought from the internet to give further examples. *

1. Introduction

This topic was started in September 2019 and is only being published today two years later. (21st of November 2022). When thinking about why it has been left so long, it then dawned on us, shortly after this draft was written is when the news of the virus in China started being mentioned on the news. We believe this is why it was on pause for so long. Another thing that came to mind is we might not have felt confident enough to publish, wondering if we might have been judged for it.

When doing research on this topic since picking it back up this year, we came across an amazing campaign by the Sue Ryder Foundation. We are sharing this as it fits in very well with the topic and we believe this information is too invaluable not to share.

In life, there are many opportunities and ways in which you can be judged or feel as though you are being judged. Grieving can definitely make you feel this way even if it is not actually happening.

Grieving for longer than is thought or considered to be too long can make you feel as though you are possibly being judged.

Grieving is not easy. The loss of a loved one or relationship, home etc, it takes time to come to terms with the loss, and the nature of the loss is another thing that can take its toll.

There are many layers and levels to grief. We go through it individually as grieving is as individual and unique as a fingerprint.

When feelings about something start to feel strong this is when how we also create topics.

We felt this is something that should be shared in case it might help someone.

Please see Judgement and Grief: Featuring Sue Ryder Empty Chair Campaign:

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2. Judgement and Grief

2.1 Lottie Tomlinson on grieving Mum and Sister in the public eye

“Now partnering with Sue Ryder for their Empty Chair campaign, which raises awareness of the difficulty surrounding meal times for those dealing”…

2.2 Lottie Tomlinson reveals she will keep her late Mum’s memory….

“A Sue Ryder ambassador, Lottie is supporting the charity’s new campaign, The Empty Chair, after new data revealed mealtimes are particularly”…

2.3 Judging How Others Grieve. Grief is an Inherently lonely process

 (4 Dec 2020) — “Nothing makes us feel more alone, raw, and vulnerable than grief. It is an isolating and lonely experience even when surrounded by those”…

2.4 Disenfranchised Grief: Stop Judging Start Accepting

(12 Oct 2016) — “Why are some losses harder to cope with than others & how do we make those around us understand? Disenfranchised grief & the role of”…

2.5 How do I deal with judgement about my grief? – Refuge in Grief

(5 May 2019) — “This week in Tales from the Grief Revolution we tackle how to deal with outside judgement & the pervasive notion that grief must result in”…

2.6 The Judgement In Grief – Still Standing Magazine

(5 Jul 2013) — “Other days, I feel like I could almost be normal. Finding joy and contentment in so many blessings in my life, without that always-present”…

2.7 ‘Shouldn’t You Be Over That By Now? How to Respond to…

(15 Apr 2014) — “Refusing to explain or defend your grief doesn’t mean you let other people go on and … How to Respond to Judgment on Your Grieving Process”.

2.8 Death, Grief and Judgement -SayBrook University

(30 Oct 2013) — “It is a day set aside to remember those people of faith who have died in the past year. This remembrance is a reminder of what the writer to the”…

2.9 Honouring the Emotional Self During Time of Loss and Grief

“She describes them as: (1) denial, (2) anger, (3) bargaining, (4) depression and (5) acceptance. Dr. Ross-Kobler explains that a major aspect of overcoming the”…

2.10 Why do we judge others grief?

“We are all guilty, at some point, of judging others in their grief. Most of us do so silently, with fleeting thoughts about the grieving person. Judging others’ grief can be a coping mechanism where we involuntarily seek to protect ourselves by deciding we would handle grief differently”. (4 Dec 2020).

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3. Sue Ryder – The Empty Chair Campaign

3.1 The Empty Chair: encouraging the nation to be more Grief Kind

“As part of the Grief Kind campaign, Sue Ryder have installed a dining table surrounded by 13 empty chairs at Victoria Leeds”.

3.2 The Empty Chair – dinner without guests tells story of grief

“Actor Lisa Riley, Influencer Lottie Tomlinson, and TV Personality Gail Porter are supporting Sue Ryder’s campaign by remembering their mothers”.

3.3 Leeds: Dinner table without guests to highlight grief loneliness

“Bereavement charity Sue Ryder placed the 14-seater table in the … A card for each empty chair includes a photograph and a quote from a”…

3.4 Sue Ryder launches campaign to encourage UK to be Grief Kind

“Purpose-driven strategic and creative agency GOOD launches integrated campaign with Sue Ryder, the national bereavement charity, to start a nationwide”…

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4. Our Final Thoughts

Topics sometimes come to us when we are not looking for them, and in this case, topics are drafted years before they are published. We believe it was on pause so that we would discover this campaign which has only recently been launched.

We hope this topic might be of use to those who read it.

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5. Our YouTube Video

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