Sometimes it is wondrous to watch one work through pain (physical or emotional) and/or grief (particularly from loss). Elisabeth Kübler-Ross & David Kessler formulated a five stage or "process" in which some have taken as a model: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance These were never meant to be a formula, but more of a way of restatement of what area the grief was manifesting. Some have modified, added or subdivided the original and so like grief.com have come up with a seven stage approach. What I would like to see in this thread is some actual folks expressing how they worked through trauma and especially the grief process. What could you say about each "stage" that might be helpful or show the importance or that particular part? What has been the lasting impact upon you as a believer? What would you be comfortable in sharing that can benefit others who may still be working through trauma and grief? If you were approached by someone who was hurting, how would you handle certain manifestations such as anger, bargaining, questioning, guilt ...?