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The Psychology of Why a Funeral Matters June 19, 2018

Pearl City, Ewa
The Psychology of Why a Funeral Matters, Ewa, Hawaii

After the passing of a loved one, holding a funeral or some other celebration of life often plays a central role in the grieving process. As the team at Leeward Funeral Home in Pearl City, HI, explains, there are psychological reasons why people need to hold a memorial service to mark a loved one’s passing. Here’s a closer look at how human psychology influences funeral practices.

Remembering the Past

funeralA funeral is a chance for a conclusion following a loved one’s passing—it offers an opportunity to celebrate a person’s life while providing the moment to say goodbye to their earthly remains. Although such events won’t necessarily bring complete closure to mourners, this commemoration triggers memories of the relationship. The anecdotes shared at a funeral will recall experiences with your loved one and allow you to reconcile these memories with their passing, helping you move through the grieving process.

Finding an Emotional Outlet

Funerals allow mourners to express their emotions. Talking with a counselor or a family member compels people to put their feelings into words, which can have a highly therapeutic effect. Research has found that talking about emotions helps individuals better manage uncomfortable feelings and gain a deeper perspective on their emotional state.

Engaging in Rituals

Rituals have long been used to help people cope with sudden changes. The rites and ceremonies of a funeral give mourners something to do, whether that be speaking at a service or acting as a pallbearer. These kinds of responsibilities give people a way to work through their emotions that words alone cannot always achieve. Regardless of an individual’s level of participation, however, the funeral ritual serves as a way to engage physically and emotionally as they cope with a loved one’s passing.

The caring and compassionate staff at Leeward Funeral Home understand the value of honoring someone who has passed. Serving Oahu since 1967, they will help you craft a funeral program to live up to your loved one’s legacy. To learn more about their grief counseling and other funeral services, visit them online or call (808) 455-1041.

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