Grief & Loss
Grieving is the evidence that you have loved and been loved.
When one grieves, it's usually because the loss has changed:
1) How life used to be
2) The future you had dreamt of
All loss is traumatic! And your pain is real. I believe that loss, trauma and grief are inter-related and connected.
Types of traumatic loss includes:
Loss of a Loved one ~ parent, child, miscarriage, family member, friend, or pet, etc.
Loss of Health ~ chronic pain/illness, cancer, catastrophic illness, mobility or body part loss, dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc
Loss of Relationship ~ break-up, divorce, kids in foster care, etc.
Loss of Safety ~ rape, physical, sexual or emotional abuse, etc.
Catastrophe ~ accidents, natural disasters, shootings, home loss, job loss, etc.
Therapy can help you to have:
Healthy ways to memorialize your loss
Ways to allow yourself to life fully without guilt or shame
Manage all the ‘what if’s’ and “if only’s” and regrets
Manage and reduce overwhelming and negative feelings
Use laughter as a free pain medication that lives within us
Ways to decrease suffering
Forgive any parts necessary that are blocking you and
Overcome the 5 stages of Grief
What to know about the 5 Stages of Grief
- there’s no right way to go through them, each person is unique
- there's no right or wrong way to grieve
- stages can re-occur and often cycle over again
- stages follow us, we don’t follow the stages
- they don’t come in order
- you can have more than one at a time – often mixed and overlapping stages
- may never experience certain stages