Grief & Bereavement Therapy

Grief & Bereavement Therapy

Bereavement and grief are not lighthearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of recovering from the death of a loved one while 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. Not all people deal with and process grief in the same way. For some, there may be a delay in processing the grief right after a loss that might only begin to surface weeks or months after the passing of a loved one.

Common symptoms of grief can be physical, emotional, or social.

A few common symptoms in these categories are:

Physical

  • Crying and sighing
  • Headaches
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping or continual sleeping
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue

Emotional

  • Feelings of sadness, longing, or yearning
  • Feelings of worry, fear, or anger
  • Feelings of frustration or guilt
  • Feelings of being lost or hopeless
  • Feelings of uncertainty or desperation
  • Feeling like you are on an emotional rollercoaster

Social

  • Feeling detached from others
  • Isolated and unwilling to have social contact
  • Behaving in ways that are not normal for you

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 therapy have been proven to help get through this process a little better.

If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing, please contact me today for a free consultation.