Are You Grieving a Loss?
Have you lost someone dear to you or perhaps someone you loved has left before it was time? Are you at a loss of what to do next? Loss of a job or financial situation can cause a grief response also. Any one of these events can affect you more than you ever expected it to. Coping with the demands and decisions of grieving can be daunting. Normal everyday tasks seem too hard and you don’t know how you will get through the day.
I specialize in helping people who are suffering from grief and loss to heal their hearts and mend their lives. They learn to relax the mind, get motivated to connect with their true self, and become self-sufficient, inwardly directed, and to transition from surviving to thriving. My patients come to realize how to honor themselves and live their truth in any situation.
You are not alone
Everyone experiences loss at some point in life. The emotions of grief can be overwhelming and affect your day-to-day functioning. You feel frustrated, scared, and unsure, as though you can’t do anything right. You may be exhausted and diminished.
The experience of grief and loss can bring about an emotional roller coaster that surprises and confuses those who are going through it. These are all signs of the grieving process and are a natural response to grief and loss, whether the loss is of a person, relationship, career, etc. The grief process is different for everyone. And there is no time limit to grief; it takes as long as it takes.
The loss is like a void in us, the spot that that person or situation filled in us is now gone. This is why so many people say they feel empty. You need time and support while mourning people and situations that have been a large part of you. Grief is difficult and you might feel like you need to fix it and don’t know how.
Grief and Loss Therapy Can Help You Through This
Sometimes it seems that our family and friends have gone on with their own lives while we are still grieving deeply. Giving ourselves this time to reflect, respond to the reflections, and get the support you need is what is necessary to heal yourself and get started on your “new normal”, your life ahead. This process can be a journey of self-discovery that you give to yourself. You have the freedom to realize your strengths and your inherent survival abilities.
There are several approaches to grief and I use an integrative approach that is suited for the individual at the time of need. Guided meditation, mindfulness techniques and hypnosis therapy are available when desired to help you find the peace, calm, and joy that have been missing in your life.
Some people express their emotions in a creative way such as painting or journaling. Others heal by talking about the deceased person or situation as a way of honoring or healing the relationship. Movement therapy involves moving in a way that unlocks and releases stored emotions and memories. There are many more modes of therapy that we can use.
Grief is work; and because of the stress associated with grieving, many people get physically ill during the grief process. Self-care is so very important during this time, and therapy can help to comfort and ease your way through it. In a spa-like, calm atmosphere, your sessions with me will include empathy for your emotions, guidance as you make decisions and work your way though this process, and acknowledgment of your progress and healing. You can get the help you need to heal, learn, and grow so that you live your life to your fullest potential.
Call me at 954-391-5303, ext. 512 for a free 10-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit.
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