After losing a loved one, it can feel as if your whole world has been turned upside down and that nothing will ever be right again. Nothing seems worth getting out of bed for in the morning. You desperately want things to go back to the way they were. In an attempt to cope, most people live in a sense of shock or denial. Many also start withdrawing from social invitations and experience feelings of both regret and anger. As time passes, many feel like observers in their lives, as if they’re living in a movie as they try to cope with the loss. If you’re dealing with loss, you shouldn’t try to go through the grieving process alone.
None of us can escape the feelings of hopelessness and despair caused by the loss of a loved one. During these emotionally devastating times, whether it’s the death of a loved one or a divorce, it’s natural to seek out isolation, trying to withdraw from the pain. The stress caused by loss can lead to depression, high anxiety, and in some cases, substance abuse. Most people experiencing intense grief also avoid talking about their thoughts or emotions relating to loss. As time goes on, and the loss hasn’t been accepted, it can end up manifesting in different ways. For example, it can change how you interact with others. Instead of being present in the moment, your mind will be occupied with thoughts of what could have been. It’s as if you’re lost in a dark tunnel and can’t find your way out. Fortunately, with the help of a skilled grief counselor and nurturing environment, you’ll be able to return to a sense of normalcy.
Whether you’re experiencing grief over a past or recent loss, grief counseling will help you learn how to manage, and eventually overcome, the depths of the pain of grief. While the processes that underlie the reaction to loss follow a similar pattern, a person’s response needs to be understood in the context of their life. It’s important to find a grief counselor who will invest the time to get to know your lifestyle and history. Our approach to grief counseling recognizes that the person’s reaction to loss is personal and unique and their ability to overcome the pain in unique as well.
You Don’t Need to Grieve Alone
Even if you’re feeling alone in the world, overcome by feelings of grief, in a safe environment, along with the help of an experienced grief counselor, it’s possible to reconnect with yourself and finally be happy again. You’ll be able to develop tools that will help you heal and have someone that is there to listen without making statements in their efforts to console that do more harm than good. The trusted relationship that we form as a as grief counselors with our patients are fundamental to the work we do together. Our office is a safe, judgment free environment where you can be yourself and safely open your heart.
We’re here to help lighten your burden; you don’t need to carry it alone. All you need to do is fill out the form for simply pick up the phone and give us a call at (919) 382-0288.