Enshrinement according to the Founders of The Grief Recovery Institute®'
Thie following definition of enshrinement is based on the book, The Grief Recovery Handbook by John W. James and Russell Friedman, Founders of The Grief Recovery Institute®.
Enshrinement – In an attempt to be accepted and to look recovered, grievers try to focus on only ond memories. Where incomplete grief is concerned, this is known as enshrinement.
Other definitions of enshrinement
Merrimam-Webster gives a definition of ENSHRINE as:
1: to enclose in or as if in a shrine
2: to preserve or cherish as sacred
Examples of Enshrinement in Grief
Most of us have seen the markers on the side of the road. Some are very extensive. This would include flowers, balloons, teddy bears and other toys and even pinwheels. This would be an example of enshrinement. Another example would be a parent who loses a child and several years later they still have not gone through the child's bedroom and changed anything or gotten rid of any of the child's possessions. This would be another example of enshrinement or to enshrine.