Grief and Loss
Everyone grieves in their own way and in their own time. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to grieve. It is a very subjective process without a time limit. There are also may reasons to grieve. However, loss through death can be the most challenging to accept and move through.
Grief can feel like a very confusing time. Many liken it to a fog. There are many emotions that can emerge during the grief process and some can be unexpected and surprising. In addition to sadness, anger, and anxiety, one can also experience feelings of joy, contentment and humor at times. It is all completely normal and part of the process of finding closure with the loss.
One of the hardest challenges is adjusting to the new reality of living in the absence of a loved one. Adjusting may require a person to develop a new daily routine or to rethink their plans for the future. This can feel confusing and scary. It is important to know who your support system is during this time and to reach out when needed. Self-care, recreation and hobbies are also important to recovery. These activities can lend a sense of stability and grounding in the midst of shock and uncertainty.
Therapy is an opportunity to explore your feelings and memories without judgment. No loss is too big or too small to warrant support. You do not have to endure your grief alone. If you have lost someone or something precious, please contact me to learn more about how I can help.