Grief and loss is something that all humans experience in life. Grief and loss comes in many forms. It can be the process of recovering from the death of a loved one, a separation or divorce, the loss of a job, the loss of your health, or the loss of something that was important to you. You may think that life will never be the same again.
Grief encompasses a wide range of emotions such as fear, anger and deep sadness. The process of working through your grief and loss is important so that you can reinvent your life and enjoy it once more. Many people don’t realize the importance of working through the grief and loss that they are experiencing. Unresolved grief can become chronic and complex over time, and it can affect many aspects of life in general. It can also turn into depression and anxiety.
During the COVID pandemic many people lost loved ones, their job, their social life, their financial stability, their lifestyle, and their sense of security in life. This has resulted in much unresolved grief, and many people don’t even realize they are stuck with these unresolved losses and the emotional turmoil that has resulted from this.
If you realize that this is your case, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I can help you work through your losses and create the life you want again. Your life can be happy and satisfying again.
Common symptoms grief and loss are:
- Crying and sighing
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feelings of sadness and yearning
- Feelings of regret and shame
- Feelings of worry or anger
- Feelings of frustration or guilt
- Replaying the loss in your mind and obsessing about various aspects of it
- Feeling detached from others
- Self-isolation from social contact
- Behaving in ways that are not normal for you
Every grieving experience is different. A person may be able to continue their day-to-day routine after one loss, yet not be able to get out of bed after the loss of someone else. Whatever your personal symptoms are, grief and bereavement counseling have been proven to help.
If you are experiencing grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings that are distressing, please contact me today for a free consultation.