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Bereavement is a sense of grief and loss that we experience when someone close to us dies. There is no correct way of mourning, but it can be true to say that the grieving process can be particularly painful and complex for many.
We can feel a variety of reactions when someone dies, both emotional and physical. People often report sleeplessness, changes in appetite, loss of energy and an inability to take the normal pleasure from life’s events that we are normally able to take. This in addition to the emotional challenge and distress of processing and coming to terms with the memories of a loved one no longer with us.
Grief and is it normal?
Grieving is a perfectly normal and natural process, albeit hugely painful on occasions. It is important to remember that there is no single way to grieve, that can be considered as being ‘right’. Everybody is different and will grieve in their own unique way. There is no timescale that can be attached or scale of intensity applied.
The role of Therapy with Bereavement?
Whereas there is no right way to grieve. Grief can, for some, be a hugely painful and complex process.
A bereavement counsellor can both be alongside you, offering emotional support, whilst you find your own way of grieving. They can also help support you in finding your own way of making sense of a tragic loss. Depending on the depth and complexity of the relationship, the ongoing support of a trained professional can be extremely useful to many.
Feel free to contact me to discuss more about your loss and how I can support you at this time.
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Counsellors plays a crucial role in improving the health and wellbeing of society. They help people to talk about their feelings, think about their choices or their behaviour, and make positive changes in their lives.
This is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It can be used to work with a wide range of emotional and psychologic problems.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn , "mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally."
The benefits that come from this practice include:
Recognise, slow down or stop automatic and habitual reactions.
Respond more effectively to complex or difficult situations.
See situations more clearly
Become more creative
Achieve balance and resilience at work and at home