I'm going off on a tangent away from Brazil here, to give some 'props', as you Americans say, to Kristie West, or 'Dame Death' as I personally know her as. She helps people heal from the grief after losing a parent. Whether it recently happened or awhile ago, it doesn't matter. You can have sessions with her in person, on the phone and of course on my beloved skype.
If you have a minute, take a minute to look at her website - http://kristiewest.com/. She tells her story of losing her Dad 6 years ago and how she dealt with it, and her client testimonials speak for themselves. I'm excited about the work she does even though I don't understand all the ins and outs (yet) but almost every week I talk to someone about the work she does, because let's face it, it's pretty much a guarantee that our parents are going to die in our lifetime unless you die first yourself. I am already thinking of pre-empting the grief phase and having a session with her now! OK, I'm kidding (Mum and Dad....) I do think that the grief process, even as painful as I know it will be, is an essential part of letting someone go but I take comfort in the fact that I will be able to come out of it, with Dame Death's help of course!