哀傷的同時處理焦慮

焦慮是對於未來不確定性的一種憂傷或不安的狀態。 An anxious person might be tense, restless and/or jittery, unable to sleep, unable to concentrate, short of breath or numb.這些生理症狀可能掩蓋了懼怕、擔心或恐懼的心理症狀。請注意下列徵兆:

  • 難以解決問題
  • 易激動
  • 肌肉緊繃
  • 顫抖
  • 惡夢
  • 呼吸困難
  • Tight feeling in the stomach
  • A sense that “I am losing control”

如何避免焦慮

  • 了解真相
  • 與曾有過相似經驗的人討論
  • Increase participation in pleasant, distracting activities
  • 增加和親友相聚的機會和時間
  • 學習放鬆的技巧

必須考慮的事情

  • 焦慮的人通常也很是要求很高的人
  • Anxiety may lead to sleep deprivation
  • If you previously coped with anxiety by becoming busy and are no longer able to be so active, consider pursuing other coping strategies

解決辦法

  • 嘗試找出讓您感覺焦慮的想法
  • 向他人傾訴您的擔憂和害怕
  • 了解到有悲傷和害怕的感覺是沒關係的
  • Seek help through counseling, support groups, or a minister, priest or rabbi
  • 回憶過去您如何應付類似的感覺
  • Explore and learn relaxation techniques
  • Explore and learn visualization techniques
  • 每天記下您的心情和想法
  • 服用醫師開立的抗焦慮處方藥

Finally, families caring for a loved one who is on hospice care with VITAS can ask their team manager or bereavement services manager about a wonderful book published by VITAS. It addresses the anxiety and worries associated with a terminal illness. Author Maureen Kramlinger, MA, CT, the author of Making the Most of the Time We Have, says this in her introduction:

"Considering the information and opportunities discussed in the following pages will help you feel less vulnerable and anxious. You'll be able to understand the reasons for the changes you see. That will help you engage with your loved one, talk to him or her, and feel more confident that you can recognize and respond to changing needs."

了解安寧療護服務是否可幫助您的至親。

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