When you think of loss, a lot of times you think of the passing of a loved one or perhaps the loss of something material, but in reality any time a change occurs in your life, so does loss. Loss can be a challenging thing to face, but the S.E.L.F. model is a helpful tool when trying to acknowledge and move past loss. The acronym S.E.L.F. stands for safety, emotion management, loss and future. The model helps facilitate important dialogue that will guide you through big changes in your life. Recognizing and sitting with vulnerabilities and emotions that come with loss are vital steps in the process of grieving so that you may focus on moving forward to what lies ahead.