Grief and Loss
Grief and loss is a very painful aspect of life, yet the grief stage is important and leads to emotional healing, it can be prolonged and intensely painful experience, and can result in significant emotional distress.
Grieving is a cycle of loss which often includes denial, fear, loneliness,
grief, anger and letting go. It is a painful process but it allows us to come to terms with the loss.
Although normal, grief can manifest itself differently in people. Some people move through its different stages almost effortlessly and others can get stuck at one stage.
People who are grieving may never stop missing a deceased person or regretting a loss, but the pain will eventually lessen.
Counselling can be the light in the dark.It gives you an opportunity to be heard, time to talk, cry, shout or just think.
It may help you to look at your problems in a different way or bring relief by being able to communicate with someone without being interrupted. It can help you to sort out some of your feelings and confusion as a result of the death.
The most important aspect for grieving people is learning to cope with the loss. You may need support with that.
I encourage you to seek support.
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