"Little by little, we let go of loss, but never of love"
Grief and bereavement aren’t light-hearted topics. Bereavement refers to the process of healing and recovering following the death of a loved one, while grief is a reaction to any form of loss. Both experiences encompass a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger, and profound sadness.
The manner in which individuals adapt to a loss can vary significantly, influenced by factors such as their background, relationship with the deceased, and other personal aspects.
Grief commonly manifests through a range of symptoms, encompassing physical, emotional, and social aspects.
A few common symptoms in these categories are:
- Crying and sighing
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness and yearning
- Feelings of worry or anger
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from 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 struggle to even get out of bed after the loss of someone else. Moreover, the duration of grief can vary from person to person. There is no set timeline for healing, and individuals may experience waves of grief that come and go over a period of time.
Regardless of the specific symptoms you are encountering, grief and bereavement counselling have been proven to be very beneficial. Counseling provides a safe and supportive environment for people to express their feelings and work through their grief. Through engaging in grief and bereavement counseling, you will receive guidance, support, and learn effective coping strategies that will help you navigate the complexities of your emotions and experiences.
If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing, please contact us today for a free consultation.