Coping with Grief
Grief is the emotional response to any type of loss such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, also the loss of a job, a pet, financial stability, or feelings of safety after trauma. Feelings of grief can be overwhelming, and it can be hard to know how to manage and overcome these emotions. It is important to have patience with yourself and others during this process as it is a healthy part of healing. If you are having trouble coping on your own, or know of someone who could use extra support, I can assist.
There is no orderly process of passing through stages of anger, denial and acceptance. Everyone experiences loss differently based on their personality, culture, and beliefs, among many other factors. If you are grieving or in a relationship with someone who is, please respect that everyone has the right to grieve in their own way in their own time.
Coping with Grief and Loss
An important part of healing is knowing that you are not alone. Seek support from your friends, family, or faith, or join a bereavement support group. Sharing your loss can make the grieving process easier. Remember to take care of yourself; to eat, sleep, and exercise even when you’re too stressed or fatigued to do so. A healthy alternative is to seek the help of a professional therapist. I can help you work through your intense emotions in a safe environment.
Check out this podcast series and my interview by Suzanne Gale on grieving.