We all experience grief and loss in our lives, having support while you are healing can make it easier
We may experience grief in some significant life events such as a marriage, births or new beginnings. While we may be happy, we may also experience a sense of loss. Grief counselling is a form of psychotherapy that helps people move through the dark times that can provoke negative thoughts, feelings, and even self-destructive behaviours.
The grieving process is unique to each individual. We have seen the most success with an integrative approach loosely based on Kübler-Ross’ five stages of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. Our therapists use various techniques, sharing knowledge and skills to help you through the various stages of grief. Fundamental to your healing comes the ability to move through the stages with the help of a grief counsellor. Your therapist will help you incorporate goal-setting. Change is inevitable and learning how to move on and cope in a healthy way is crucial to our happiness. Some people’s grief results in self-destructive outlets or impulses to suppress emotions. Learning how to cope with your emotions while moving toward the future is paramount for healthy healing.
Realizing that you are experiencing grief and validating that your emotions are real is the first step. Grief can be crippling. If you’re overwhelmed with feelings & emotions that affect the way you function in your daily life, grief counselling is one of the best coping tools to process your grief and find a positive path forward. Reach out today to get support in managing and overcoming the effects grief is having on your life.