Learn how to work through grief or loss.
Newsletter Icon
Join Corporate Solutions Toolkit Contact Us
Working Through Grief Returning to Work After Loss
When you've suffered a devastating personal loss, going back to work will likely be difficult. You may wrestle with thoughts like, "Am I ready to go back?" "What do I say to my colleagues?" and "What if I can't hold back my emotions?"

Your co-workers may be unsure how to behave around you, too. But in our article, Working Through Grief, you can learn how to make your return a little easier for everyone. It's a useful companion resource to our article, How to Manage a Grieving Team Member.

And if you need a personal "safe space" to process your thoughts and emotions, find out how to create one with our article, Toffler's Stability Zones.

Enjoy this newsletter!
 
Featured Icon Featured Resources at Mind Tools
Working Through Grief Working Through Grief

Explore strategies for coping with grief, and for returning to work after a bereavement.

All Readers' Skill-Builder
How to Manage a Grieving Team Member How to Manage a Grieving Team Member

Find out about the five stages of grief, and how to support your people through the process.

All Readers' Skill-Builder
Toffler's Stability Zones Toffler's Stability Zones

Learn how to find peace and security in times of chaos or stress.

All Readers' Skill-Builder
 
Workbook Cover
Team-Building Activities Offer

Get our Team-Building Activities Toolkit free when you join the Mind Tools Club by midnight, August 9!

Find Out More
CLub Icon ... And From the Mind Tools Club
Asking For Help
Asking For Help

If you're struggling to cope at work, learn how to get the help you need, when you need it.

All Members' Skill-Builder
When Tears Take Over
When Tears Take Over

Follow these three steps for handling a distressed team member.

All Members' Skill-Builder
Resiliency
Resiliency, With Cal Crow

In this podcast, find out how to overcome setbacks and look forward.

Premium Members' Expert Interview
blog Icon In the Mind Tools Blog
Your Top Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Promotion Your Top Tips for Increasing Your Chances of Promotion

We asked you for your thoughts on how to climb the career ladder. Mind Tools editor Ed Pearcey highlights the best responses.
Tools Icon For Learning & Development Professionals, From Mind Tools Corporate
How to Manage Employee Expectations How to Manage Employee Expectations

Faye Bradshaw explores what your top talent really wants, and what you can do to attract, engage and keep the best people.
A Final Note

When you experience a loss or bereavement, you'll likely return to work long before you've finished grieving. But in a supportive, understanding organization, rejoining your team can bring some stability and purpose back to your life.

Next week, find out why it's so important to deliver on your promises at work. And watch our new video to discover top tips for finding what you want on the internet.

James sig
James Manktelow (CEO)

MindTools.com - Essential Skills for an Excellent Career!
Mind Tools Logo
Mind Tools will treat your email address with complete respect and will not circulate it to any third party. (Click here to view our Privacy Policy.)

If you have enjoyed this issue, please do email it on to your friends and co-workers.

To find out about new resources on the Mind Tools site as soon as they're uploaded, click here to subscribe to the Mind Tools RSS feed (you'll need an RSS newsreader installed).

You can also use Mind Tools in your organization. Our corporate division provides solutions from 25 to 10,000+ users and we connect seamlessly with leading LMS/Portals, so you can put our unique toolkit directly into the hands of your workforce. Find out more here.

We welcome appropriate reprinting and reuse of Mind Tools material, but you must get our permission first! To do this, please visit our Permissions Center.

© Mind Tools Ltd, 2018.
This newsletter is published by Mind Tools Ltd of 3rd Floor, The News Building, London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SG, UK.

Mind Tools Ltd (Company Number 04829074, VAT Number: GB 840 1273 62) is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Hardwick House, Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3LJ, United Kingdom.