Bereavement and grief aren’t light-hearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, and grief is a reaction for 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:
- Crying and sighing
- Reduced concentration
- Memory loss
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness and yearning
- Feelings of worry or anger
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Feelings of regret
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from social contact
- Behaving in ways that are not usual for you
Grief processing therapy can assist in navigating through the stages of grief. We will provide a safe place for you to express your feelings and work through the pain, and help you to develop new coping skills and strategies to move forward.
It’s important to know that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Everyone experiences grief differently and at their own pace. Allow yourself to feel whatever emotions come up, and don’t be afraid to reach out for help. With time and support, you can begin to heal and find a new sense of normalcy.
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