The death of a loved one is life’s most stressful event and can cause a major emotional crisis. Bereavement counselling provides an opportunity for you to share your experiences, thoughts and feelings with someone who understands and is able to provide you with emotional support.
What is grief?
Grief is a normal response to loss. It’s a process that takes time, and it can be shared with others who are also grieving.
It may seem strange to say this, but grief can be experienced in many ways. Grieving individuals may experience intense feelings of sadness, yearning or loneliness; physical symptoms like aches and pains; overwhelming feelings of anger or guilt; and even changes in sleep patterns or appetite. Some people feel numb; some people feel a lot of different emotions at once (like anger mixed with relief). Grieving individuals usually have trouble sleeping well or eating normally during this time – many experiences intense dreams about the person who died or wake up from nightmares about losing their loved one all over again!
How do we experience grief?
Grief is a natural response to loss. It can be an intense, painful, and frightening experience, but it is also a positive and healing process. You will need time to grieve – the process will vary from person to person.
You might feel like you’re not “getting over” your loss or that you’ll never move on; however, as time passes, your feelings will change and become less intense. This doesn’t mean that you won’t still miss or think about your loved one – it just means that the intensity of your feelings will eventually ease off as they become less frequent and intense.
Why do we find it hard to discuss grief and loss?
There are a number of reasons why people don’t talk about grief and loss:
- We want to avoid upsetting others – this is especially true if the person who died had a close relationship with the person you’re talking to. You may feel that you don’t want to upset them by discussing their relative or loved one.
- We worry that we will appear weak – it might be hard for someone else not to feel like they need to take over our responsibilities or even make decisions for us, out of concern that they think we won’t cope on our own.
How soon should I seek help?
It is important to seek help as soon as possible if you feel like you are not grieving properly or are grieving too much. It may also be helpful to talk with someone if you feel like you are not grieving at all.
The death of a loved one is life’s most stressful event and can cause a major emotional crisis.
Grief is a natural reaction to loss. It can be overwhelming, and people may feel like they’re losing control. Grief is often a long process that doesn’t always follow a predictable pattern.
It may help to talk to others who have experienced similar losses. Support groups, counselling, or joining an online community may also be helpful in coping with your grief.
Why Choose Kay’s Counselling?
We hope you’ve found this article useful in understanding your feelings and reactions to loss. The death of a loved one is one of the most stressful events in life. It can cause a major emotional crisis, which will affect every aspect of your life, including work and relationships with others.