3 Things You Can Do To Improve The Healing Process Of A Funeral


The death of a loved one is considered one of life's most stressful events. This is why it is so important that after you have lost someone dear to you that you take the proper time to grieve and honor the person. Much of that has to do with how you conduct the funeral. Here are some things that should be done with regards to the funeral to ensure that it is a healing process.

1. Don't Rush The Funeral

After your loved one passes, it is all right to take some time before you hold the funeral. Immediately following their death you need some time to process your loss before you jump right into the funeral. In addition, you need to have a clear mind to host and plan the funeral. This is why it is best if you take a couple days, or even a week to put together the funeral after their death. This will ensure that you get it done right and that you are emotionally ready to have the funeral. In fact, some people even wait more than a couple days to have the funeral, and if necessary that is fine.

2. Involve As Many People As Possible

If you are in charge of putting together the funeral you might be tempted to do everything yourself. However, it is important to recognize that planning and executing the funeral can be a healing process. This is why it is so important that all the loved ones have an opportunity to participate. You should allow people to help with the flowers, the program, the memorial service and more. If someone is not able to make it for the actual funeral, you should give them the chance to help with planning, or to be an honorary participant in the program.

3. Considering Holding a Family and Friends Event After

There will be many people that will attend the funeral, some will be very close to your loved one, and others will just be acquaintances. After the funeral it can be healing for the close family and friends to get together to talk about the individual, enjoy a meal together, and celebrate the life of their loved one. This should be intimate and only include people who knew the loved one best.

By doing these things you can allow everyone to properly grieve the death of a loved one. If done right, the funeral can be a very healing and beautiful experience. Funeral directors, like those at Healey Funeral Home, can provide additional information and assistance.


29 June 2016

Planning Your Loved One’s Funeral

A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.