Grief can feel very overwhelming. Whether it’s the death of a loved one, loss of friendship, loss of a job, end of a relationship, physical injury, loss of faith, personal dream or even minor losses, grief can leave a devastating impact on your life. A person who is dealing with Loss and Grief will most likely display some if not all of the emotional and physical symptoms listed below;
Preoccupation with loss
Inability to show or experience joy
Loss of interest in hobbies
Loss of Faith
WHAT ARE THE 5 STAGES OF GRIEF?
While everyone experiences grief and loss differently, professionals have identified five common stages of grief. Everyone grieves differently in his or her way, and it is important to note this is not a linear process
HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP?
The grieving process involves many difficult and complicated emotions. Counselling can help you process the impact of shock, denial, anxiety and fear you may be experiencing. It can help you adapt to the changes, bring order back into your daily life while you continue to grieve. It can help you to transform your thinking, or bring in a new perspective regarding your loss, e.g. looking for new meaning or purpose, or strategies on how to readjust to sudden changes.