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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 the 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.
Contact us to discuss support options for Bereavement.
CBT, or Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, is an evidenced based talking therapy. It has been proved to help treat a wide range of emotional and psychological.
CBT looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention: focussed, with purpose, staying in the present moment and withholding all judgment.
Mindfulness helps us to focus and see clearly whatever is going on in our lives at any given point. This awareness can then help to have a greater degree of clarity over how we respond.