Losing someone or something precious to us can be a life altering event. Some have described grief as the kind of pain that hurts all over. It’s a unique kind of “ache” that no amount of medicine can cure. The internal pain associated with the death of a significant loved one, or the loss of a treasured possession or dream is normal. But, what’s not normal is the kind of grief that paralyzes a person and keeps them from moving on with life. Therapy can help individuals identify healthy grieving and unhealthy grieving and offer tools that will help ease the pain and put the loss in its proper place.
Grief & Bereavement Counseling
Grief and bereavement aren’t light-hearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Both encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger, and deep, deep sadness.
The process of adapting to a loss can dramatically change from person to person, depending on his or her background, beliefs, relationship to the person who’s passed, and other factors.
Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional, or social.
A few common symptoms in these categories are:
Every grieving experience is different. A person may be able to continue their day-to-day routine after one loss, yet not be able to get out of bed after the loss of someone else. Whatever your personal symptoms are, grief and bereavement counseling have been proven to help.
If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing, please contact me today for a free consultation