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SOME GUIDES FOR HEALING AFTER AMIEL’S DEATH

Dear friends,

as we to mourn the death of a beloved student, the task before us , a
task that no single group or person can manage on their own, is to
come together as a community and contribute to the healing of a
community that is wounded.

May I invite everyone of us, most especially those on the ground to
consider the following guides as we walk our students/ sons  through 
this
experience:

1. find time to talk about it.

2. as we talk about it, take a conscious effort of going beyond the
graphic details of his death.  While the tragic circumstances force us
to focus on this aspect of his death, we also like to form a more
optimistic image in the minds of many of our young impressionable
students.

3. be keen on people’s emotional reaction. they may come in the form
of jokes, or non verbal gestures but they speak volumes about people’s
inner selves. In particular, in may be good to be on guard for
feelings of fear, insecurity, and anger- emotions that if not
channeled productively can lead to dysfunctional behavior.

4. Finally, and most importantly find time to validate our own
feelings  and reactions to this experience. This is after all what we
bring with us as we take on this important responsibility of helping
others deal with this issue.

let us show amiel that his sorrowful death was not in vain because
from it, we are blessed with the opportunity to appropriate cura
personalis .

jonny salvador

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