GRIEF and LOSS

Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to go through. Even a pet, as studies have shown that the loss of a pet can be more painful than the loss of a loved one. We are all aware that death is a natural part of life, however, it can be exceedingly tough as we try to deal with our emotions.
When most of us think of Greif and Loss, we quickly conjure up images of someone who has crossed over to the other side. Grief and loss, on the other hand, encompass a wide range of emotions and can fall into many categories.
Regardless of who or what we lose, we can experience grief. However, there are some areas of grief that we don’t recognise as such, and this is what I refer to as “Sitting in Silent Grief.” because you are suffering in silence as you are not aware that you are grieving…

Here are a few scenarios in which you may be ‘Sitting in Silent Grief’…

  • Loss of Employment
  • Loss of a Business
  • Your School years ending
  • Moving house into a new area/country
  • Children getting Married
  • Children leaving home/empty nest
  • Unable to Conceive
  • Relationships ending
  • Loss of Health
  • Loss of freedom
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Grief affects us all in different ways. Some people can move on more quickly than others. The way each person goes through mourning is different, the process is unique to each person.

The stages of grief, which may assist you in identifying and comprehend the emotions you have been experiencing…

  • Shock & Denial
  • Pain & Guilt
  • Anger & Bargaining
  • Depression, Reflection & Loneliness
  • The Upward Turn
  • Reconstruction & Working Through it
  • Acceptance & Hope

The stages of grief, which may assist you in identifying and comprehending the emotions you have been experiencing…

  • Shock & Denial
  • Pain & Guilt
  • Anger & Bargaining
  • Depression, Reflection & Loneliness
  • The Upward Turn
  • Reconstruction & Working Through it
  • Acceptance & Hope
  • When should you seek professional assistance…
  • When you are finding it hard to move forward
  • When you are having trouble with accepting the event
  • When you may be having Suicidal thoughts
  • When you can’t stop crying
  • When you stop socialising/Avoiding people
  • When you lose your appetite
  • When you are finding it hard to sleep
  • When you stop caring for yourself
  • When addictions are increased
  • When you Lose your direction
  • When your health declines
  • When you have no support

When is it time to seek professional assistance?

When a substantial time has passed since the event, and you are still finding it difficult.
While there is absolutely no doubt that we will mourn that loved one or pet that has passed and that the pain will be profound for some time, the goal is to be able to recall the good times, the joyful moments, with a smile and a laugh as we gently move on towards acceptance with love in our hearts.

If you feel you need some help with moving on, to alleviate your pain, please make an appointment or send an enquiry – Consultation are available Face-to-Face in Wollongong NSW Centre or via ZOOM