Grief

Friends & family think you should be over it by now.  They tell you to just pull up your bootstraps and move on.  You feel weak and like you’re not handling it properly. You just can’t imagine getting back to feeling normal.

The pain of loss can have a powerful impact on every aspect of your life.  Even getting out of bed can be just too much to bear. What’s important to remember is that grief is normal.  It certainly can be difficult to get through but it’s a perfectly natural response to loss.

There is no timeline to how long someone will grieve.

It can take weeks, months or even years to adapt emotionally and rediscover your new sense of self.  Many people attempt to ignore the pain and just try to distract themselves from it. Unfortunately, that usually just prolongs the suffering.  The only way to the other side is through it.

With your loss can also come other factors for you to have to cope with such as loss of security, your home, status, and even your hopes & dreams.

Whether the loss has just happened and you’re totally in shock or if it’s been years but you still feel stuck, we are here for you.  You don’t have to suffer in silence.

 

Some examples of the types of grief we can work on together:

  • loss of a loved one through death or the dissolution of the relationship

  • partner

  • child

  • family member

  • pet

  • friend

  • loss of a job

  • divorce

  • children moving out of the family home

  • pregnancy loss

  • serious health issues

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